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Springville students love ‘Drive Your Tractor to School Day’

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Last week, to help kick-off the 30th annual Western New York Dairy/Agriculture Festival in Springville, students at Springville High School drove their tractors to school to help celebrate the area’s agricultural history.

  By Ely Schosek Student Reporter It’s clear that Springville is a rural community especially in our schools. Many students live at least twenty minutes away from school and some even live on farms. Last week, the WNY Dairy/Agricultural Festival was held in the area, which celebrates the community’s agricultural background. At Springville High School, students were given the opportunity ... Read More »

A Look Back: What’s in a last name?


Looking back in our genealogy files and you will see a vast number of last names. It is always fun to find out what your ancestors did, where they lived and where did they come from, but what about their surname? Where did it come from? What does it mean? Tracing the origins of surnames can help us gleam more ... Read More »

General Grant impressionist to present June 26 in Springville

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The Western New York Civil War Society, in conjunction with Echoes Through Time and the Lucy Bensley Center, on June 26 will host a portrayal of General U.S. Grant by impressionist Ed Brodbeck. Brodbeck, who has portrayed General Grant for several years and has performed extensive research on the former Civil War general and U.S. President, will speak on the ... Read More »

‘The Mikado’ to be performed at SCA next weekend

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Opera-Lytes’ is bringing a production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado” to Springville Center for the Arts’ Mongerson theater next weekend. Show times are June 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and June 23 at 2 pm. The Mikado has been translated into numerous languages and is one of the most frequently played musical theater pieces in history. The story ... Read More »

Rowe caps SGI career with fifth-place finish at state championships

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Springville-Griffith Institute senior Payton Rowe displays her medal for fifth place in the NYSPHSAA Division II 400-meter hurdles on Friday in Middletown.

By Sam Wilson Payton Rowe’s Springville-Griffith Institute athletic career came to a close last weekend, but she took home one more medal to cap off her record-breaking run with the Griffins. Rowe took fifth out of 18 runners in the NYSPHSAA Division II 400-meter hurdles last Friday at 1:05.48, her second consecutive year as a state medalist (top-six finisher). The ... Read More »

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the WNY Dairy/Ag Fest


Photos by Alex Simmons The Western New York Dairy/Agriculture Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary this past weekend in Springville with three days of education, entertainment and fun. Held behind the Springville-Griffith High School, the annual event celebrating all things farming. Some of the highlights of this year’s festival included the festival parade on Saturday morning, the crowning of the Erie ... Read More »

Celebrate the Season: Father’s Day Outings

By Kellen M. Quigley Father’s Day weekend is the perfect time to show Dad some love, and a great time, by sharing a memorable experience together at one of the region’s great outdoor events taking place this weekend. From hiking to biking to hitting the links, there are lots of great ways for families to get away for the day ... Read More »

Canal Street String Band to perform at next Thursdays, Downton

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With three voices, 55 strings and a pair of cow bones, the Canal Street String Band puts a brand-new shine on some seriously fun old American music. They will be featured June 20 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Thursdays. Downtown concert series at Heritage Park. Dave Ruch, Phil Banaszak and Jim Whitford play fiddle tunes, sea shanties, cowboy ... Read More »

Family Day returns to the Cattaraugus County Museum

The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library has announced their fourth annual Family Day at the museum in Machias from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15. The event, which will take place during New York state’s spring Path Through History Weekend, will provide programming for the entire family. To begin the programming, the WNY Fiddle Kids will perform at ... Read More »

Springville readies for Dairy/Ag Festival this weekend

By Deb Everts Residents of the Springville area are excited to have the 30th annual Western New York Dairy/Agricultural Festival back in the village this year, which will take place June 7-9. The event celebrates the dairy industry and the role of agriculture in people’s daily lives. This year’s theme is “Celebrating WNY Dairy/Ag Festival’s 30th Anniversary.” Festivities kick off ... Read More »

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