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A Look Back: Maplewood Cemetery

By Jolene Hawkins   Did you know that before cemeteries were established, family was buried in a small family plot, or near the house? With so many causes of death from drowning in the creek, or a mill pond, to having a tree or limbs falling on them to lighting striking the person, cattle or horses injuring them, and of ... Read More »

SYI Night at the Races Oct. 13

All of the excitement of thoroughbred horse racing comes to Springville on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 from 6-10 p.m. as Springville Youth, Inc. and the Club of Springville host the 7th Annual “A Night at the Derby.” This event is an audience-participation fundraiser that will feature 12 action-packed races featuring actual high quality, video-taped races of real thoroughbreds projected on ... Read More »

Girls’ Soccer News

By Alicia Dziak   Last week Thursday, the Varsity girls’ soccer team headed to Eden to play under their lights, and came away with a 2-0 win. Grace Zabawa and Jacy Schelble scored for the Lady Griffs, with assists by Zabawa and Erin Drewiega.   The following day, the girls hosted Christian Central on Pop Warner Field for their senior ... Read More »

Varsity Volleyball Team Hosts Youth Volleyball Day

Submitted by Coach Carolyn Bell   Last Thursday, Springville’s varsity volleyball team defeated Tonawanda in three sets: 25-11, 25-20 and 25-16.   The team as a whole had minimal unforced errors making it really difficult for Tonawanda to gain an edge at any point during the match. The night’s stats leaders were all seniors: Mary DiGangi with 10 kills, Meadow ... Read More »

Early Lead Not Enough as Depew Edges Springville Football

The SGI football team took an early 7-0 lead, but couldn’t keep up with visiting Depew on Thursday, Oct. 4. The Wildcats beat the Griffins, 33-14, in Western New York Class B-2 division play. Bryson Black scored a 7-yard run in the first quarter for the Griffins (0-6). Jackson Richert caught a 22-yard pass from Nick Emmick in the fourth ... Read More »

Springville Chamber Elects New President

The Springville Area Chamber of Commerce elected Joseph Pillittere as its new board president at its October meeting. Pillittere, communication manager for CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley, LLC (CHBWV) takes over for William Gugino of B&B Homes, who has stepped back from president duties after nearly five years in that role. Pillittere works for CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley, LLC ... Read More »

Historic Preservation Committee OK’s Demo of Main Street Buildings

The Springville Historic Preservation Committee on Sept. 26 gave approval for the demolition of 17, 19 and 25 West Main St. following a lengthy conversation by members of the committee. The discussion amongst committee members came after a presentation by Keith Clark, pastor of The Crossing church, which meets in the Joylan Theatre, about plans for the space. Those plans ... Read More »

Legislature Observes ‘National Bullying Prevention Month’

During Thursday’s session, the Erie County Legislature introduced a proclamation recognizing October ‘National Bullying Prevention Month’ in Erie County. “Unfortunately, bullying happens everywhere,” said Legislator John Mills. “Those who bully, whether they target victims physically or online, must be held accountable for their actions. It’s important for parents, teachers, lawmakers and the entire community to come together for the safety ... Read More »

Slippy Scores 4 TDs as JV Football Defeats Depew

Submitted by Coach Brian Kader   On Saturday, the Springville JV Griffins defeated the Depew Wildcats 48 – 14.  The win snapped a four-game losing streak on the season for the Griffs and a three-game losing streak against the Wildcats.   Springville didn’t waste any time getting on the board as AJ Slippy scampered 67 yards to the endzone on ... Read More »

SGI Sports Schedule, Oct. 5-11, 2018

Friday, Oct. 5 JV and V. Boys Soccer @ Lackawanna, 4:30 p.m. V. Girls Soccer vs. Christian Central Academy, 6 p.m. (high school) Saturday, Oct. 6 V Girls Volleyball Tournament @ Frontier (BNCC), 8 a.m. JV Football @ Depew, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 V & JV Girls Soccer vs Alden, 4:45 p.m. V Girls Swim @ Holland, 5 p.m. ... Read More »

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