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New Emerling Dealership Expected to Open Monday


By Rich Place Come Monday morning, you’ll be able to purchase a new vehicle from Emerling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and drive it off the lot and onto South Cascade Drive. That’s the plan anyway for Emerling employees, who are expected to make the move this weekend from their current dealership on West Main Street to the spacious new location ... Read More »

2018 Springville Griffins Varsity Football: Rebuild


By Tim Oakley Throughout this summer, many have witnessed the Springville Griffith school grounds blocked off while each of the three schools undergo much needed improvements. Construction has been plugging along through the past months to tear down failed driveways and rebuild them to be as clean and pristine as ever.  Likewise, the boys of the Springville Griffins football team ... Read More »

Continuing to Look Back at the Erie County Fair


By Jolene Hawkins By 1874, the Erie County Fair had the need for a permanent place. The Society appointed a five-member committee and, by 1875, the Society had agreed on a contract with the Hamburg Driving Association to lease its grounds. Where before they had met without charge, now the annual fee was $50 a year, as long as the ... Read More »

Reflecting on the Empire State Ride The Third Day: For Elianna


By Charles Miess It was the day I had dreaded the most. I felt as if I were marinating in my own sweat and broiling in the radiant energy from the merciless sun. My muscles screamed for rest. The unnatural position of my head and neck caused a persistent ache between my shoulder blades, and the ball of my left ... Read More »

Unova Coworking to Soon Offer New Communal Work Experience


By Rich Place A local couple is turning a vacant eyesore on Mechanic Street into a new-age coworking space to promote a sense of community and camaraderie amongst stay-at-home employees. Joe and Ashley Lowry have spent the last several months starting Unova Coworking, a relatively new business model that will allow people who ordinarily work at home a desk they ... Read More »

New Season, New Coaches for the Volleyball Teams

By Alicia Dziak As the girls’ volleyball season officially began this week, the three teams will all be under new leadership. The Varsity team will be coached by Carolyn Bell, a new-to-Springville coach, who took the position over from longtime coach Kristen Hughey. Bell grew up in Gowanda and has coached in Buffalo and in the midwest for many years. ... Read More »

SCA Students, Volunteers Cap Off Summer With Mural Painting


By Rich Place Students with one of Springville Center for the Arts’ summer classes were joined by a handful of volunteers to create one last display of art for the community as part of the Public Art Corps workshop. Led by Francesca Rosati, SCA’s visual arts resident and intern for the summer, a group spent several hours last Friday and ... Read More »

Summer Means Vacations for SGI Students


By Ely Schosek, SGI Student Reporter Taking summer vacations is popular no matter where you are in the country, and Springville is no exception to this. Many SGI students travel during the summer, in order to recharge before school starts again in September. Blaze Schelble, an incoming sophomore, recently traveled to France to spend time with his girlfriend, Hanaé, and her ... Read More »

Friendly Neighbor Leads Effort to Donate New Roof at East Concord Church


By Rich Place In the true spirit of the East Concord Community Church and the close-knit hamlet where its located, when the more than 170-year-old church needed help a friendly neighbor came to the rescue. The church, located on Route 240 near Genesee Road, was built in 1854 and continues to meet twice a month. But an aging roof installed ... Read More »

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