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Bird Lover’s Festival set for June 30


The Bird Lover’s Festival is coming to Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary on Sunday, June 30 from 2-5 p.m. Held at the Sanctuary at 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, see 78 different species of over 700 endangered and protected ducks, geese and swans from all over the world. A guide will show you around and explain the different species to you. “Wagner ... Read More »

Gowanda holds inaugural Film Festival at Hollywood Theater

By Bill Peglowski The village of Gowanda held its first Gowanda Film Festival at the village’s historic Hollywood Theater last weekend. As the long process of theater renovation nears completion, the film festival came as a glimpse at the new future of the theater. Prior to its closing and rehab activities, the theater had been reduced to being just a ... Read More »

A Look Back: School Days


Looking Back in our historical records and we find that as soon as the settlers arrived and acquired land, they had their homes built, a church founded and schools established. The first known school was located on Buffalo Street in a log barn owned by John Albro. Fourteen students attended the school that was taught by Anna Richmond. In 1814, ... Read More »

Springville Mayor addresses maintenance of Pop Warner trail

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The Pop Warner Rail Trail, the name for the portion of the Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail passing through the village of Springville, has seen little maintenance done so far this spring due to contract agreements yet to be reached between the village, ECRT and the railroad.

By Kellen M. Quigley At the June 3 meeting of the Village of Springville Board of Trustees, Mayor William Krebs updated the board and public on the maintenance of the Pop Warner Rail Trail, the portion of the Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail (ECRT) in the village. According to Krebs, the village had been receiving questions and complaints concerning the condition ... Read More »

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 »

SGI recognizes student achievement with annual awards ceremony

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Students are not always recognized for their grades, athletic achievements or efforts in and out of the classroom, but recently Springville-Griffith Institute honored over 100 students for these very reasons. On Thursday, June 6, select students were invited to an awards ceremony with their parents where they would receive their awards and some even earned ... 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 »

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