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August 28, 2013 - 11:14pm

Photo: Chris Collins visits Oliver's Candies

posted by Howard B. Owens in business, Oliver's Candies, NY-27, chris collins.

Rep. Chris Collins stopped in Oliver's Candies today, but it wasn't for the famed Molly Pops. He was making one of his regular visits to small local businesses in his district.

Oliver's is also famed for -- among other things -- sponge candy, which Collins discussed at some length with Deborah Palmer, left, and Jeremy Liles. Sponge candy is another of WNY's unique foods that is little known in other parts of the country. Liles said it's probably a candy that was brought to WNY by Polish immigrants.

Anita Strollo submitted this photo of Collins at the lunch at the Senior Center today. Her mother, Serena Strollo, celebrated her 91st birthday today and Collins presented her with a Congressional certificate.

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Election time already?

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He also stopped at Genesee Community College to meet with the President and other management, as well as speaking in one of our BUS101 classes taught by Lina LaMattino, Director of Business Programs/Assistant Professor of Business.

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