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SGI inducts newest National Junior Honor Society members

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The National Junior Honor Society at Springville-Griffith Institute inducted its newest members at a ceremony Nov. 7 in the middle school cafeteria.

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Each year a new group of Springville-Griffith Institute’s 8th graders is inducted into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), but not without much hard work on their part. This year, there was a total of 31 inductees. The induction ceremony took place Thursday, Nov. 7 in the middle school cafeteria. Students were selected for NJHS ... Read More »

SGI’s Russell, Hecht, Krezmien qualify for state XC championships

Brett Russell, Jared Hecht and Sonya Krezmien all earned spots in the New York State cross country championships with performances in the Section 6 state qualifier Friday at Knox Farm in East Aurora. Led by Russell and Hecht, the Springville boys team finished second among all Class C schools in the section, and first under Class C1. Russell was second ... Read More »

Honoring veterans at Shuttleworth Park


The village of Springville, town of Concord and the Concord American Legion hosted its annual Veterans Day ceremony Monday at Shuttleworth Park in the village. Along with local officials and area residents, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars posts the Fiddler’s Green Militia were also in attendance and at attention.   Read More »

Springville skate park committee meets on Veterans Day

By Alex Simmons This past Monday, Nov. 11, members of the public were invited to the Concord Town Hall to discuss plans for the new skate park at Heritage Park in Springville. “An informal group of volunteers has been working to partner with the Tony Hawk Foundation, the village of Springville and town of Concord to create a permanent, concrete ... Read More »

SGI’s O’Hara 15th in Section 6 for diving

Springville sent two individuals and a relay team to the Section 6 state swimming qualifier, led by diver Shannon O’Hara, who took 15th overall. O’Hara was 15th in the section in the diving, with 332.9 points, on Thursday, Nov. 7. On Friday, Hannah Bergner finished 21st in the 100-yard freestyle (:59.69). The 200 freestyle relay team of Hannah Bergner, Shannon ... Read More »

Olean tops Springville for Section 6 Class B2 VB title

The Springville varsity girls volleyball squad traveled to North Tonawanda for the Section 6 Class B2 finals Wednesday, Nov. 6, and lost in three sets to Olean. Olean held off a strong fight from Springville to win 25-14, 25-19, 25-22. Marinna Heichberger and Ella Wittman set 25 assists to their teammates. Wittman had seven kills during the match, as did ... Read More »

What’s happening at the Springville Trading Post

The Trading Post Outreach Center in Springville recently announced upcoming events for November. The Trading Post is open Tuesdays from 1-5 p.m. and Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Tuesday there is donated food from Feeding America at 3 p.m. On Wednesday there is a free community lunch at noon, followed by Feeding America at ... Read More »

Kids Rave Dance Party planned for Nov. 16

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Students get their grove on at the Arts Underground during a previous Kids Rave Dance Party hosted by the Springville Center for the Arts. The next dance party will be held Nov. 16.

Children from Kindergarten through fifth grade will get their groove on as Springville Center for the Arts transforms the subterranean Arts Underground into a cut-loose lair for a “Kids Rave Dance Party.” The cost is $10 per child and includes pizza and drinks. Call (716) 592-9038 for questions. No registration required, but you must bring your party spirit! The party ... Read More »

Presentation set for Nov. 20 on WNY Civil War Colonel John Weber

A portrayal of Colonel John Weber, a Buffalo native who was involved in several Civil War battles and served various civic positions in Western New York and beyond, will be presented on Nov. 20. Bill Tojak will portray Weber for the presentation, which will be held at 7 p.m. at the Lucy Bensley Center in Springville and is part of ... Read More »

Annual Gobble Run set for Thanksgiving Day

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Participants brave the cold for a good cause in last year’s Gobble Run. This year’s run is set for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, at the Trading Post in Springville.

An event that began because a group of local runners who regularly attended Buffalo’s busy Turkey Trot suggested doing something local has quickly turned into a fun tradition that benefits their hometown area. The annual Gobble Run now has over 250 participants and the benefits are felt for weeks after the event. The run will be held Thanksgiving Day, Nov. ... Read More »

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