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A look back: Maple producing of yesteryear

By Jolene Hawkins Looking back to making maple syrup the old-fashioned way. At the rotating display in Concord Historical Society’s Heritage Building depicts making maple syrup “the old-fashioned way.” Dave Ploetz, along with his wife, Debe, built the exhibit to recreate childhood memories of helping his father, Ken, make maple syrup, also called maple sugaring. “Maple sugaring was my favorite ... Read More »

SGI’s Darnley, Wolf near perfection in Youth Trap League

Springville-Griffith Institute’s Caleb Darnley and Jarrett Wolf led the Griffins to a 175 team score in Week 2 of the Southern Tier Scholastic Youth Trap League match competition. With moderating weather and shooters getting in their “groove,” scores overall vastly improved.   Central Conference Cattaraugus-Little Valley 160, Pine Valley 156, Randolph 174, at Randolph Rod & Gun Salamanca 155,  Franklinville ... Read More »

After another run to states, Fuller wants to improve on “best year so far”

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Springville junior Wyatt Fuller prepares for his dive during the New York State championship meet on March 1 in Long Island.

By Sam Wilson After starting diving as a freshman, Wyatt Fuller has established himself as one of the best in Western New York through his sophomore and junior seasons. A junior at Springville-Griffith Institute, Fuller qualified for the New York State championships for the second consecutive season this winter. Fuller placed second in the Section 6 Championships with a score ... Read More »

SGI English students head to the theater

Photo by Elyana Schosek
English students and staff from Springville-Griffith Institute took a field trip Wednesday, March 20 to D'Youville College to see a production of “1984,” based on the novel by George Orwell. Whether they had read the book before or not, students were excited to see the show.

By Elyana Schosek Student Reporter Field trips are always meant to be educational trips no matter what grade you are in or what class it is for. Diane Waterman has taken her Honors English 10 class to see one play so far this year, and they recently went on their second trip to see the play “1984.” “This book shows ... Read More »

Springville Elementary students making progress in new reading program

By Elyana Schosek Student Reporter In recent weeks, students at Springville Elementary School have been taking part in a unique program, PARP, which stands for Pick A Reading Partner. “Learning to read is the single most important activity in a child’s education,” said Christine Roscow, a teacher at SES who is in charge of the program. Studies have shown that ... Read More »

Learn more about Civil War genealogy at March 27 presentation

Attendees to an upcoming local presentation will learn about Civil War genealogy and researching Civil War-era ancestors. The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. March 27 at the Lucy Bensley Center and is part of the monthly series of Civil War-themed talks held there. This month’s meeting will feature multiple speakers who have traced their Civil War ancestry. The ... Read More »

EM’s West Valley site installs Vitrification Facility weather protective cover

EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) recently completed the installation of a polyethylene weather protective cover over the Vitrification Facility concrete slab. This protective cover installation signifies the end of all physical work associated with Vitrification Facility demolition project. Demolition of this facility was completed Sept. 20, 2018. Installation of the cover is necessary to preclude water infiltration into the ... Read More »

Springville UNOVA Coworking grand opening set for April 6

Ashley and Joe Lowry, founders of UNOVA Coworking, proudly announce the official grand opening of their coworking space on Saturday, April 6. The new shared office space, located at 29 Mechanic St. in Springville, is open and ready for your business. Stop in between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. for a fun day of free refreshments, games and giveaways. The ... Read More »

Ellicottville Distillery releases 18-month-old bourbon

Press photo by Deb Everts
Ellicottville Distillery released its 18-month old bourbon March 16. Distiller Bryan Scharf is shown with a bottle of the bourbon and the barrels where the spirit continues to age.

By Deb Everts The Ellicottville Distillery recently released its 18-month-old bourbon whiskey both commercially and to the general public earlier this month. Chief Distiller Bryan Scharf said he wanted to get the bourbon to the two-year mark before his next release, but a lot of people have been asking for it so he decided to do an 18-month release on ... Read More »

Springville village budget could see 3.42 percent tax increase: AIM funding restoration pending, could reduce tax levy

By Kellen M. Quigley The Village of Springville Board of Trustees held a public hearing March 18 on the tentative 2019-20 budget, which could see a tax levy increase go over the tax cap if the Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM) funding is not restored. “We still don’t know whether the AIM funding will be restored to our funding,” ... Read More »

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