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Fins and Feathers on display at Olmsted gallery

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Works of the natural world like this will be on display as part of local artist Bruce Morrell’s solo exhibit at the Harold L. Olmsted gallery’s first exhibition of 2019. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Jan. 26.

Trompe-l’œil (French for “deceive the eye”) is an art technique that creates an optical illusion where painted objects exist in three dimensions. This technique will be highlighted by local artist Bruce Morrell in his solo exhibit at the Harold L. Olmsted gallery’s first exhibition of 2019. “The small details and intricacies found in nature fascinate me. As an avid birder ... Read More »

WVDP saves $1.8M through sharing equipment

Two Department of Energy Environmental Management (DOE-EM) sites have saved more than $1.8 million by sharing heavy-duty equipment for large demolition activities, and the savings continue to grow. “Working together, these two DOE-EM sites found a way to increase cost-savings. Many times, innovation results just from thinking differently about how we conduct our business, and this is a good example,” ... Read More »

SGI school board looking at changing new start times

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By Elyana Schosek, Student Reporter The start of the school day could soon be changing for the middle and high school in Springville, depending on the results of a transportation study in the Springville-Griffth school district. At the Jan. 8 meeing of the Board of Education, the board discussed the possibility of a common start time for all students, which ... Read More »

Snowmobilers thankful that snow storm opened trails

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Snowmobilers are excited that last weekend's snow laid down a solid base to allow the region's trails to open.

By Rick Miller That collective sigh of relief heard across the region over the weekend was from snow-starved, die-hard snowmobilers hitting the trails for the first time this season. The general snowstorm that struck Western New York on Saturday left enough snow in its wake to open hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails in the surrounding area. Dozens of businesses ... Read More »

Springville board OKs purchase of recycling totes

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Jerrod Blake (right) of Waste Management discusses what is and is not recyclable through Waste Management with Springville Village Trustee Nils Wikman. The village approved Tuesday the purchase of recycling totes for the village with assistance from DEC a grant.

By Kellen M. Quigley For residents of the Village of Springville, a new receptacle specifically for recycling could soon be on the curbside at every house. The Village Board of Trustees Tuesday approved the purchase of 65 gallon recycling totes for about $57,000 with help from a DEC grant to cover approximately half of the cost. The balance of the ... Read More »

After freezing weekend, more winter weather on the way

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The Springville area received about 9 inches of snow over the weekend while freezing temperatures got down to -15 on Tuesday. More snow and cold is in the forecast this weekend after a short, rainy warmup on Wednesday.

By Kellen M. Quigley Some of the heaviest snowfall of the season swept through Western New York this past weekend, with accumulations of over a foot in some places. Jim Mitchell, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Buffalo, reported Tuesday that Springville received about 9 inches of snow over the weekend, while nearby Colden was buried under 14 inches. ... Read More »

Empire State Winter Games Torch Relay to stop at Kissing Bridge on Jan. 28

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Kissing Bridge will be hosting a ceremony during the Buffalo area route for the Empire State Winter Games Torch Relay. On Monday, Jan. 28, see the torch head pass through the area at Kissing Bridge at 4 p.m.

By Kellen M. Quigley The torch relay for the 39th Empire State Winter Games will make its way to Kissing Bridge on Jan. 28 on its way to Lake Placid for the opening ceremony. Kissing Bridge Snow Sports will holding a special ceremony for the arrival of the torch at 4 p.m. Monday. To make it even more special, Kissing ... Read More »

A Look Back: The Old Village Ordinances

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By Jolene Hawkins Looking back, this week I decided to have some fun. In 1910, a booklet was created that contained the Village Ordinances for Springville. Let’s learn about some of them. Part of Ordinances 1, read that… “No person shall within the limits of said Village keep or maintain any disorderly or gambling house or house of ill fame.” ... Read More »

Keeping in shape at SGI’s Wellness Wonderland

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Photos by Alex Simmons Springville-Griffith Institute’s Wellness Committee last week held Wellness Wonderland, a free wellness event in the middle school open to the community. Attendees could visit informational booths and activities from local presenters, including fitness clubs, dance studios, yoga and Zumba studios, a smoothie station, healthy snack stations, local health care agencies and health education activities. Read More »

It’s ‘Souper Bowl Saturday’ at the Trading Post

The Trading Post Outreach Center will host its annual Souper Bowl fundraiser next Saturday, Jan. 26. Held 4 to 8 p.m. at Our Savior Evangelical Luthern Church, 431 Waverly St., the event includes bottomless bowls fo soup, appetizers and desserts. Music, theme basket raffles and 50/50 will also be featured. Get involved by entering a crockpot of your favorite soup/chili, ... Read More »

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