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A Look Back: Our old-school information network


By Jolene Hawkins Some of you may be wondering: where do I get all my information on the stories that I share with you? Well, looking back, some are from people who come in and share their family history with us, bringing in photos and genealogy of their family. Others are taken from the many genealogies of family names that ... Read More »

Green Springville to host 2nd annual Earth Day Celebration

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Green Springville will be hosting its second annual Earth Day Celebration at Heritage Park in Springville on April 27. Family-friendly activities are planned for all ages.

Spring peepers have returned to ponds, wild leeks are sprouting in the woods and daffodils are popping out of garden beds. To welcome back these warmer days, Green Springville is hosting its second annual Earth Day Celebration April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Heritage Park in Springville. A variety of family-friendly activities are planned including a planting ... Read More »

Rowe twins sign college letters for UB, Fredonia

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Twin sisters Payton and Devyn Rowe made their collegiate plans official on Tuesday, and both will continue their athletic careers in different sports. The twin Springville-Griffith Institute seniors signed letters announcing their plans in the high school library on Tuesday, joined by their parents, Jim and Teresa Rowe, and coaches. Payton Rowe plans to attend the University at Buffalo and ... Read More »

Lux’s no-hitter leads SGI to season-opening win over JFK

SPRINGVILLE — Austin Lux started the Springville-Griffith Institute varsity baseball season with a no-hitter on Tuesday, striking out 10 JFK batters in a 7-1 victory for the Griffins. Springville scored its seven runs on just three hits, led by Mike Sobota’s two. “I think obviously the beginning of the year the bats are always a little tough,” Springville coach Joel ... Read More »

SGI softball tops JFK, Mount Mercy to start season 2-1

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Sophomore Kait Wolf send a pitch off from the mound during a softball game Wednesday, April 3, against Mount Mercy.

BUFFALO — Four hits from Meghan Rehrauer paved the way to victory for Springville-Griffith Institute Griffins varsity softball team over JFK, 33-6, on Monday. Rehrauer singled in the first, doubled in the fourth, singled in the fifth, and singled in the sixth. An early lead helped propel the Griffins. SGI scored on a walk by Kaitlyn Wolf, a walk by ... Read More »

SCA’s Songwriter Showcase to feature locals beginning April 13

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Nick Kody hosts Springville Center for the Arts’ Songwriter Showcase highlighting original music from the Western New York area on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. Songwriter Showcase features musicians performing “in the round,” each will share the inspiration behind the writing process and then perform their song. This year’s show will feature songwriting duos. Lydia Herren rounds out Kody’s ... Read More »

Upcoming events at Allegany State Park

By Kellen M. Quigley It’s spring at Allegany State Park, which means an array of outdoor activities. Whether you’re looking for nature education, a way to give back or a trail run, you’ll find it coming up in the next month.   Quaker Easter Egg Hunt — April 13 Quaker’s Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 13. There ... Read More »

Springville Art Crawl less than one month away

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By Kellen M. Quigley For one night out of the year, Main Street in Springville becomes an art gallery, with artwork in every business, music in surprising corners and interactive art activities sprinkled throughout. The annual Downtown Springville Art Crawl is set for Saturday, May 4 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with free activity for all ages throughout the National ... Read More »

A Look Back: The first railroad through Springville


By Jolene Hawkins Looking back to the early 1800s, the way our forefathers got around Springville and Concord was by horse-drawn wagons, riding horses or by foot. If you wanted to visit a nearby town, you could hop upon a stagecoach on a daily basis. The Springville Boston Road had gone into service by 1851 and planks were placed on ... Read More »

Activists mark anniversary of DEC denial of Northern Access permit

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Lia Oprea (center, in red) of Wyoming Erie Cattaraugus Against the Pipeline (WECAP) speaks with Barry Miller (right) of Concerned Citizens of Cattaraugus County and Diana Strablow of the Sierra Club during a walk Monday to mark the two-year anniversary of the state Department of Conservation ruling against the proposed 97-mile Northern Access Pipeline Project. The group walked to the site where the 24-inch pipe will trench through Cattaraugus Creek in Sardinia.

By Rick Miller A group of activists opposed to the Northern Access Pipeline gathered for a walk Monday to mark the two-year anniversary of the state’s denial of a Clean Water Act permit for the pipeline’s route through Western New York. That denial by the state Department of Environmental Conservation on April 7, 2017, was overturned by the Federal Energy ... Read More »

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