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Village of Springville shows support for Heritage Park skatepark project

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Seth Wochensky (right) and Danielle Fallon, of the Springville Skatepark committee, addresses the Village Board of Trustees about the need for support of a potential skatepark project in the village.

By Kellen M. Quigley As members of the Springville Skatepark committee make their rounds to various groups and officials throughout the community, the village’s Board of Trustees recently added their names to the list of those who support the potential project. At the board’s Tuesday meeting, the trustees approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Bill Krebs to sign a letter of ... Read More »

SGI breaks school records in Border War at Houghton

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    By a margin of 10 seconds, the Springville boys track and field team’s 3,200-meter relay broke a school record on Saturday at Houghton. The Griffins ran the relay in 8:43.35, with a team of Brett Russell, Zach Peterman, Mike Evans and Jared Hecht. Russell won the 3,200-meter run for another first-place finish at 9:43.1. Hecht earned another school ... Read More »

Springville Chamber now accepting nominations for annual Awards Gala


  The Springville Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for its annual Awards Gala to celebrate businesses, organizations and individuals making a positive impact on our community. Nominations will be accepted for the following award categories: Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Community Service and Young Professionals Award-under 40 years of ... Read More »

Hughey, Schweickert lead SGI swimmers over St. Francis

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The Springville-Griffith Institute boys swimming and diving team earned a victory over St. Francis (Buffalo), 59-41, on Thursday, Jan. 16. Zach Hughey and Eric Schweickert won two individual events each to lead the Griffins. Hughey won the 100 backstroke (1:07.40) and 100 freestyle (:55.57), while Schweickert won the 500 freestyle (5:55.68) and 200 freestyle (2:06.74). Also for the Griffins, Wyatt ... Read More »

Flyers hold off Griffins, 68-55

Maryvale held off the Springville boys basketball team, 68-55, Friday night, Jan. 17, in ECIC Div. III play at Cheektowaga. Austin Boies led the Griffins with 19 points in the loss and Cyrus Fisher added 14 points. Eric Copeland marked seven points for SGI (2-10). Xavier Mitchell paced Maryvale (5-4) with 28 points while Jayden Morgan and Morris Morlock had ... Read More »

Owens, Lewandowski pace SGI girls to 66-44 win at Maryvale

The Springville varsity girls basketball team traveled to Maryvale Jan. 16 and came away with a 64-44 victory at Cheektowaga. The SGI girls (8-4) started off red hot by scoring 24 points in the first quarter alone. Mackenzie Owens buried three of her six three-pointers in the first quarter. SGI cooled off a bit in the second quarter but entered ... Read More »

Art of Fiber showcase open now at SCA


    The Art of Fiber, which recently opened in the Harold L. Olmsted Gallery, showcases over twenty regional fiber artists. Work ranges from traditional quilting, weaving, knitting, tapestry and embroidery to more contemporary examples of Nuno and needle felting, mixed media and sculpture. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 6:30-8 p.m. The public is ... Read More »

Auditions for ‘Southern Tier’s Got Talent’ coming Feb. 8

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Josiah Jenks performs his song during the first round of Southern Tier’s Got Talent in February 2019. Auditions for this year’s talent show will take place Feb. 8 at Ray Evans Seneca Theater in Salamanca.

By Deb Everts Auditions for the second annual “Southern Tier’s Got Talent” competition will take place Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater on Main Street. Organizer Glenn Wahl said this year’s talent show will have a couple of changes. He said auditions will be closed to the public so contestants will not perform in ... Read More »

Winter and the Civil War subject of Jan. 29 presentation

With our area deep in the heart of winter itself, it’s an appropriate time to examine how soldiers more than 150 years ago dealt with winter conditions during the Civil War. Tom Place, curator of the Echoes Through Time Learning Center, will present “Winter and the Civil War” on Jan. 29 at the Lucy Bensley Center in Springville. The presentation ... Read More »

SGI English students spend an afternoon with the Bard


By Elyana Schosek Student Reporter In elementary school, there’s always a big field trip to look forward to each year, but once you get to high school, field trips become rarer. Aside from the grand and expensive international trips, there are few inexpensive trips for high school students. In recent years, students in advanced English classes have had a number ... Read More »

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