Top 10 stories from Orleans Hub’s second year
Closing of Brown’s Berry Patch’s retail operation is most viewed
ALBION – The top story in Orleans Hub’s second year was about a farm shutting down its retail operation. Brown’s Berry Patch announced on March 3 it would close its ice cream stand, gift shop and popular playground.
The story went viral on social media across Western New York. It was the most viewed story in Orleans Hub’s second year with 23,585 “clicks.” That popularity is indicative of Brown’s Berry Patch’s reach in the region. The site on Route 18 in Waterport has won numerous awards as an agri-tourism draw.
Bob and Deborah Brown are retiring from the business. The Browns will continue the fruit farm that has been in the family for more than 200 years.
Only one other time has Orleans Hub had a story break the 10,000 mark. “A love story until the very end” also topped 10,000 clicks and was a world-wide phenomenon. The story featured Ed and Floreen Hale and their 60-year marriage. That story on Feb. 16, 2014 had to be taken off our server because it was so popular and kept crashing our system.
Here are the top 10 stories in Orleans Hub’s second year: