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Springville hoping to update Heritage Park skatepark with grant

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Springville Mayor Bill Krebs (right) discusses the possibility of a new skatepark in Springville with youth bikers who use the current outdated park Monday afternoon.

  By Kellen M. Quigley Those who like to bike and skateboard could see a new facility for just that in Heritage Park in the coming years with the help of the Tony Hawk Foundation. Local Springville and Concord officials and other community members interested in seeing a new skatepark in the village met Monday at the current skate park ... Read More »

Roof of SGI’s P-TECH Academy building collapses after heavy rain

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A portion of the roof in the future CAM P-TECH Academy building next to the Springville Elementary School collapsed on July 4 after a significant rainfall in the afternoon. Officials say the renovation project is still on target for its September 2020 completion date.

By Kellen M. Quigley A portion of the roof at the future CAM P-TECH Academy building near Springville Elementary School collapsed on July 4 after a significant rainfall in the afternoon. The building on Newman Street, which has been in renovation since early May, will have to be cleared of debris and the roof repaired before moving forward with the ... Read More »

Springville couple goes back in time for Old Fort Niagara reenactment

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An 18th century campsite is set up at Old Fort Niagara as part of the French and Indian War 
reenactment held last weekend.

By Alex Simmons This past weekend, Springville residents Chuck and Jennifer Weber spent their day out at Old Fort Niagara, reenacting the French and Indian War. At this event visitors can take a step back to 1759, visiting people “of the time.” A reenactor’s typical day consists of “getting up after a night of sleeping in a tent, making breakfast ... Read More »

Kim’s Hair Haven celebrates 1-year anniversary


By Alex Simmons Kim’s Hair Haven Salon, located at 60 South Cascade Drive in Springville, is a salon for “all ages, hair types and genders.” Owner Kim Burch is a hairstylist who went back to school to learn how to cut hair after she had graduated high school. “I’ve always wanted to do hair and I knew it was something ... Read More »

Hyman claims another Elkdale Penn-York trophy

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Spencer Cornelius (left) of Bradford, Pa. and Sam Hyman of Arcade hold their Division I boys runner-up and winner trophies, respectively, after Week 2 of the Penn-York Junior Golf League at Elkdale Country Club in Salamanca.

By Sam Wilson A year later, the result was the same in Penn-York’s annual stop at Elkdale Country Club, with Sam Hyman atop the oldest boys division. Hyman, a recent graduate from Pioneer Central School, repeated as the Elkdale Div. I winner on the Penn-York Junior Golf League’s second tournament of the summer. He carded a 72, defeating Spencer Cornelius ... Read More »

West Valley graduates 22 at Saturday ceremony

By Kellen M. Quigley Managing Editor In an intimate ceremony Saturday, June 29, West Valley’s class of 2019 crossed the school stage and received their diplomas, but the journey there was filled with memories and hardwork, and all in the blink of an eye. Addressing her classmates during their final time together, Class President Lilly Shanley fought through tears to ... Read More »

Thursdays, Downtown concerts continues with Western Swing

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The Thursdays, Downtown free concert series continues July 18 when The Skiffle Minstrels take to the stage with Western Swing — a fun, upbeat mixture of country, jazz and blues. The band features the tunes of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Hank Williams, The Boogie Woogie of Louis Jordan, as well as big band tunes with a country kick ... Read More »

Have a slice at Main Street Pizzeria and Cafe

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The Main Street Pizzeria and Cafe has been open on East Main Street in Springville for over 20 years and continue to boast a relaxed atmosphere for patrons.

By Alex Simmons Main Street Pizzeria and Cafe, located at 56-60 East Main St. in downtown Springville, is a “full service restaurant along with takeout and delivery,” said manager Justin Emerling. Before the pizzeria, the Emerling family operated the video store and then we decide to move to 56 East Main St. At this point, in late 1998, they opened ... Read More »

A Look Back: How to Name a Road


Looking back and seeing all the names that are on the maps for the roads and little hamlets and crossroads, I began to wonder how did they get named? So I began to research to see what I could find out. From the book, “History of the Town of Concord” by Erasmus Briggs, printed in 1883, I found some great ... Read More »

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