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Springville board approves four properties for BENLIC acquisition

By Kellen M. Quigley Four properties of concern within the village of Springville are expected to see improvements in 2019 after action to address the growing problem of distressed, vacant, abandoned or tax-delinquent properties through a regional program. At Monday’s regular Village board meeting, the board approved a resolution officially requesting the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation (BENLIC) acquire ... Read More »

Celebrating a ‘Country Christmas’ in Concord

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Photos by Alex Simmons The Concord Historical Society celebrated its annual Concord Country Christmas on Dec. 1 at the Concord Mercantile on Franklin Street. Fun was had by all with the cookie exchange, bake sale and other treats while holiday tunes filled the air with music provided by the Mercantile Musicians and Bob Muhlbauer. Santa himself made an appearance along ... Read More »

SGI tops Alden 52-26 for first win of season

IROQUOIS — The Springville-Griffith Institute boys basketball team earned its first win of the season in the Iroquois Tournament consolation game Saturday, defeating Alden 52-26. Mason Goodridge paced the Griffins (1-1) with 21 points, seven rebounds, seven steals and two blocks. Austin Boies added 19 points and seven boards. SGI held Alden without a double-digit scorer, led by Maxwell Gilbert’s ... Read More »

SGI boys swimmers start the year 2-0

  DEPEW — On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Springville-Griffith Institute varsity boys swimming and diving team traveled to Depew looking to build its record to 2-0. After winning 11 of the 12 events, it was a certain victory for the Griffins who took the final score of 118-54. Winning two individuals for the Griffins were Austin Yetter and Zach Hughey. ... Read More »

Ellicottville officials: Shooting an ‘isolated’ incident

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By Tom Dinki Ellicottville officials believe Saturday night’s shooting was an isolated incident that won’t deter the roughly 1.5 million visitors who come through the village each year. One man reportedly shot another man once with a legally possessed Glock handgun near Washington and Monroe streets, the main intersection of the downtown’s popular restaurant and shopping area, after the two ... Read More »

SGI Middle School to present ‘Rock of Ages’ this weekend

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By Elyana Schosek, Student Reporter Since late September, a cast and crew of about 40 students at Springville-Griffith Middle School have been working consistently with their music teacher, Katherine Cummings, in preparation for their upcoming production of “Rock of Ages.” “‘Rock of Ages’ is an exciting, high energy, ‘80s rock musical,” Cummings noted. The show will be presented at Springville ... Read More »

O, Christmas Tree: When and where to get thee

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By Kellen M. Quigley So just how early is too early to put up your Christmas tree? Last week, the Springville Times on its Facebook page asked “How soon is too soon to put up your Christmas tree?” and “When do you like to put your tree up?” We asked these questions in part because of the seemingly age-old debate ... Read More »

West Valley Christmas Tree Lighting grows each year

By Rick Miller The third annual West Valley Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 in front of the Community Building on Main Street.   Santa Claus is expected to arrive by West Valley Volunteer Hose Co. fire truck to pass out candy canes and sing Christmas carols.   The West Valley Christmas Tree Lighting ... Read More »

Tech Club recently formed at Springville-Griffith Institute

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By Elyana Schosek, Student Reporter In the past, students at Springville-Griffith High School with an interest in and passion for technology have been somewhat limited regarding what they could create.   That limit is now expanding thanks to the formation of a tech club for high school students.   Jonathan Shelley, a technology teacher at Springville-Griffith Institute (SGI), has been ... Read More »

A Look Back: Free Masons in Springville

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By Jolene Hawkins Looking back to the fraternity organization that we had in Springville and you will see Free and Accepted Mason is one of the oldest that existed. People began living around here in 1807 and we can see where there was a request for a Lodge as early as 1822.   On June 8, 1822, Comfrot Knapp was ... Read More »

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