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Morton makes holiday appearances with new baby reindeer, Comet

Photo by Deb Everts
Comet, a 6-month-old reindeer, is the newest addition to Mike Morton’s business at Sun-Dance-Kids Farm in Conewango Valley. The baby reindeer is making holiday appearances at events all over the area.

By Deb Everts Every year during the Christmas season, a man tours Western New York with his reindeer. Some may guess it’s St. Nicholas in a miniature sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer but, in this case, it’s Mike Morton. Morton, who owns Sun-Dance-Kids Farm in Conewango Valley, has added a new reindeer to his collection of animals. Six-month-old Comet ... Read More »

SGI’s Russell, Hecht, Schlemmer win events at Fredonia

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FREDONIA — Springville’s Brett Russell, Jared Hecht, Emily Schlemmer and three relay teams all won an event in the E-F Meet at SUNY Fredonia on Saturday. Schlemmer led the SGI girls team by winning the 300-meter dash (:46.01) and placed third in the 55 hurdles (:10.38). She also was part of the winning 800 relay team (Janay Ghani, Evelyn Smith, ... Read More »

Fuller marks career-high diving mark in meet at EA

EAST AURORA — On Friday, Dec. 6, the SGI boys swimming and diving team traveled to East Aurora. Overall, the Griffins performed well even though the end of the meet saw a 100-68 loss for the team. Highlights included Wyatt Fuller performing a career-best on the diving board with a score of 300.45 that has him ranked sixth in New ... Read More »

SGI rallies past Williamsville East, wins 50-32

BUFFALO — The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity girls basketball team has started its season 2-0 after a 50-32 win over Williamsville East in the first round of the Sacred Heart Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 5. The girls started off slowly going down 7-2 in the first quarter, but turned it around on the way to a 23-12 halftime lead, then scored ... Read More »

Holiday season opportunities bountiful at Jake’s Greenhouse

Photo by Alex Simmons
Jake Miller, owner of Jake’s Greenhouse, creates a customized wreath for one customer. Jake’s Greenhouse is located on Route 240 in East Concord.

By Alex Simmons Jake’s Greenhouse Inc. located at 11904 Route 240 in East Concord is all geared up for the holiday season, and they have so much to offer from Christmas trees to wreaths to various knick-knacks for gifts. Every year on the first Friday of December, Santa Claus arrives at Jake’s Greenhouse to spread some holiday cheer. Kids come ... Read More »

Springville Village Board holds quick, quiet regular meeting

By Kellen M. Quigley The latest regular meeting of the Village of Springville Board of Trustees was a quick and quiet one with little businesses on the agenda. Under the report from Village Administrator Liz Melock, who was absent, was a resolution to appoint three new fire police candidates to the village volunteer fire department. They were Jay Kupka, Michael ... Read More »

SGI students take a trip to the Theatre

Photo by Ely Schosek
Students from SGI High School recently took a trip to the Kavinoky Theatre in Buffalo to watch a performance of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Elementary school is full of field trips, but in high school trips get bigger and more expensive. Rarely do high school students have the opportunity to go on a field trip that only lasts a single school day and is cost-free. But last week, a number of SGI High School classes traveled to the Kavinoky ... Read More »

A Look Back: The Life of Jack Yellen

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Looking back to the year 1892, in Poland, Abram and Bessie Yellen welcomed their firstborn child, Jack Selig Yellen. When Jack was 5 years old, the family emigrated to Buffalo and settled on William Street. Abram, Jack’s father worked odd jobs until he was able to save up enough money and opened his clothing store on Seneca Street. As a ... Read More »

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