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Springville professionals, students take part in Cosmetology Career Day

Cosmetology students attending Ellicottville’s CTE Center were mentored by a panel of professionals in the industry at “Cosmetology Career Day,” Jan. 14. (Front, from left): Jennifer Bennett, regional educator for Fantastic Sam’s; Angie Shaver, owner/stylist, “Root 39,” Springville; Trinity Haynes, senior, Pioneer; Sarah Taft, senior, Catt-LV; Camryn Earley, junior, Ellicottville; Brianna Stutzman, junior, Pioneer. (Center, from left): Laurie Wagatha, Reiki Master/reflexologist, Wildwood Sanitarium, Salamanca; and Tracy Guntrum, cosmetology instructor, Ellicottville CTE center. (Back, from left): Stacey Rogers, owner of Fantastic Sam’s Arcade; Kourtney Shuman, master designer/colorist for Rusk and owner of “Modern Expressions Salon,” Bemus Point; Skylar Bennett, senior, Catt-LV; Brooke Wagatha, junior, Big Picture, Catt-LV; Katie Jennings, senior, Franklinville; J.P. Nabozny, owner of “The Barbershop Soli Deo Gloria,” Springville, and his daughter; Steve Lightcap and Dylan Mutton, recent graduates of the Barbering Program, Potter Career and Technical Center, West Seneca.

By Deb Everts The Ellicottville Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center hosted “Cosmetology Career Day,” Jan. 14 when cosmetology professionals from the area were invited to discuss their careers with the students. Among these professionals were J.P. Nabozny, owner of “The Barbershop Soli Deo Gloria” and Angie Shaver, owner and stylist, “Root 39,” both of Springville. Tracy Guntrum, cosmetology instructor ... Read More »

Springville Center for the Arts ready for 2019

Photo by Alex Simmons

The Springville Center for the Arts has plenty in store for 2019. Over the next few months, several art displays, stage shows, workshops and more will be open for all those interested in the arts of all kinds.

By Alex Simmons There are many great things coming to the Springville Center of the Arts this year. There’s so much for everyone to do, the experiences are endless. You can visit the Art Center during their open hours, to look at their open gallery. At the moment the gallery is featuring paintings by Bruce Morrell. His paintings feature different ... Read More »

Potential parking changes could be coming to Main Street

Photo by Kellen M. Quigley

Marc Gentner, the new chief of the Springville Volunteer Fire Department, updates the village board on what has been happening in the fire department during the village’s Jan. 7 meeting.

By Kellen M. Quigley Some parking changes on Route 39 through the village may come into effect this spring in coordination with the expected paving of the arterial road by the state DOT. At last week’s village board meeting, Superintendent Kenneth Kostowniak said the village should extend the no standing area at West Main and Waverly streets as well as ... Read More »

Eden edges SGI girls hoops on poor free-throw shooting night

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The Springville varsity girls basketball team huddles before a game Friday night against Cleveland Hill.

The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity girls basketball team dropped a hard-fought game to Eden on Monday night, 42-32. Ivette Lewandowski scored a team-high 12 points and Grace Zabawa chipped in 11 points. Despite playing a strong defensive game to keep Eden in check, free-throw shooting helped snap the Lady Griffs’ seven-game win streak as Springville shot 12-for-29. “Kelsey Zabawa was a ... Read More »

Springville 56, Cleveland Hill 24

Leading off with a scoring 13-0 run, Springville jumped on Cleveland Hill early and didn’t let up on Friday, Jan. 4. Kenz Owens buried two three-pointers and dished out three assists in the early 13-0 flurry. Cleve Hill chipped away at the lead to trail by just 10 at halftime, but SGI stormed out of the locker room behind finishes ... Read More »

Elkins breaks own record as Griffs compete at Varsity Select indoor meet

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Sydney Wittmer runs for Springville in the 800-meter run Saturday in the Varsity Select indoor track meet at Houghton College.

Topher Elkins broke his own school record in the 300-meter dash Saturday, clocking in at :36.87 in a third-place run at the Varsity Select invitational indoor track and field meet at Houghton College. Also for the Griffs’ boys indoor track team, Mason Field recorded two top-ten jumps. Field was sixth in the long (19-10.25) and 10th in the triple jump ... Read More »

SGI boys swimmers top Cheektowaga, 71-31

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Connor Hughey swims for Springville during a boys swimming and diving meet Friday night against Cheektowaga.

The Springville Boys Swimming and Diving team faced off against Cheektowaga on Friday, Jan. 4. Looking to start the new year off with a solid win after winning the division title at the end of last year, the boys did just that. Winning 11 out of 12 events, and earning a score of 71-31, the Griffins took their overall record ... Read More »

SGI wins two straight in ECIC IV boys hoops

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Springville’s Mike Sobota (10) dribbles on the perimeter against Alden Tuesday night.

With a combined 55 points, Mason Goodridge and Adam Pruitt led the Springville-Griffith Institute boys basketball team to its second consecutive victory on Tuesday night. The Griffins defeated Alden, 73-47, to improve to 2-3 (fourth of eight teams) in the ECIC Div. IV. Goodridge led the way with 31 points and Pruitt had 24. Next up, the Griffs visit Tonawanda ... Read More »

Springville 56, Eden 46

Springville snapped a four-game losing streak on Thursday, Jan. 3, as Mason Goodridge scored 29 points to lift the Griffins. Goodridge also marked seven steals, four rebounds and three assists in the victory. Adam Pruitt added nine points, eight rebounds and five steals Also for SHI, Adam Ditchey scored seven points and Alex Fransisco had a team-high 10 rebounds. For ... Read More »

Quigley named managing editor of Springville Times

Kellen M. Quigley, a life-long resident of Western New York, was recently named managing editor of the Springville Times. Quigley, 25, a 2011 graduate of Salamanca High School and 2015 graduate of St. Bonaventure University, has been a writer with the Bradford Publishing Company since 2015. A native of Salamanca, he has held a variety of reporting and editing responsibilities ... Read More »

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