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Springville Dairy Fest to celebrate 30th year this June, volunteers wanted

By Deb Everts The 30th Annual Western New York Dairy/Agricultural Festival is coming to Springville June 7-9, bringing family-friendly fun for all to enjoy. The festival will take place, rain or shine, at Springville-Griffith Institute High School, 290 North Buffalo St. The event celebrates the dairy industry and the role of agriculture in people’s daily lives. This year’s theme is ... Read More »

Iconic Earl’s Drive-In demolished to make way for wedding venue, events center

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  By Rick Miller Earl’s Drive-In, “Home of the Original Fruit Jar Drinkers,” may have closed in 2009, but the property will become home to a new wedding venue and year-round events center called The Annex. Earl’s, an iconic restaurant and music venue on Route 16 in Chafee, just north of the Cattaraugus/Erie County line, was owned and operated for ... Read More »

Springville Art Crawl returns this weekend

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By Kellen M. Quigley For one night each year, Main Street in Springville transforms into a sprawling art gallery with musicians and artwork tucked into little niches and alcoves. People of all ages and stripes walk the village during what has become known as the Art Crawl. This free event is fun for the whole family and takes place Saturday, ... Read More »

Taste of the Southtowns to benefit Gooseneck Hills April 28

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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, the largest covered waterfowl sanctuary in the United States, is holding its annual fundraiser, Taste of the Southtowns, on Sunday, April 28 from noon to 5 p.m. inside the St. Aloysius Hall, 190 Franklin St., Springville. There will be over 45 food items served by eight local restaurants: Chanderson’s, Colden Market & Café, Colden Mill Restaurant, ... Read More »

Support area veterans at Honor Flight welcome reception May 3

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Veterans participating in this spring’s Buffalo-Niagara Honor Flight will be making a stop in Springville on Friday, May 3. Concord American Legion Post 431 is inviting the public to express gratitude and support these veterans on their special weekend. The entire community is invited to welcome the Honor Flight participants, who will be on their way from Bradford, Pa., to ... Read More »

WNY artists from the Bruce Allen Blair Collection

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Local artist and art collector Bruce Allen Blair has a large variety of work from his personal collection on exhibit at The Harold L. Olmsted Gallery until June 1. The exhibit features WNY artists and work from members of his family. Both of Blair’s parents were well-known area artists. “Collecting art has been a passion of mine since the 1970s. ... Read More »

2019 Alpine Season comes to an end

By Caitlin Croft The final races of the Junior Alpine Ski season are always a Spring Series event held at HoliMont. Second year U14 athletes are invited to race against the U21/19/16 athletes. The purpose of this is to allow the soon to be U16s a chance to score their first USSA points. The point system in ski racing determines ... Read More »

Country Gatherings Art Full Festival set for Saturday

Granny’s Boot Antiques will host the first of several Country Gathering’s Art Full festivals this Saturday, April 27. The event is situated on nearly four acres in a rustic rural setting just minutes from major roadways at 10761 Miller Road (Old Route 219) outside Springville between Henrietta and Peters roads. This is a family- and leashed pet-friendly event that has ... Read More »

Rise of the Machines: Springville-Griffith’s technology department offers students 21st century creative options

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Springville technology teacher Jonathan Shelley (left) works with student Michael Spagnola at the technology department’s computer numerical control (CNC) laser.

  By Elyana Schosek Student Reporter Even though Springville-Griffith Institute is a small-town school district, the high school’s Technology Department has some unique and innovative equipment for students to use, including a CNC (computer numerical control) laser, a CNC router and a 3D printer. The laser is capable of cutting materials anywhere from paper to plastic, cardboard to plywood and ... Read More »

Elkins, Lux fire one-hitter to help SGI edge Tonawanda, 1-0

Evan Elkins and Austin Lux teamed to throw a one-hitter Thursday, April 18, helping the Springville-Griffith Institute varsity baseball team edge Tonawanda on the road. The Griffins defeated Tonawanda, 1-0. Elkins struck out three and walked one, holding Tonawanda to one hit over the first two innings. Lux pitched five hitless innings, striking out eight and walking two. Nick Emmick ... Read More »

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