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PROS and CCARET to host General Level radio license class


The Pioneer, Radio, Operators, Society and Cattaraugus County amateur Radio Exam Team will be starting a “General” Level amateur radio licensing class on Nov. 18. The class will be held at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, 224 E. Main St., Springville, beginning at 9 a.m. and runs for about eight weeks. There is no class fee, but a study guide is needed, ... Read More »

Three dozen SGI inducted into National Junior Honor Society


By Elyana Schosek The evening of Nov. 7 was filled with joy and a little bit of anxiety for 36 of Springville-Griffith Institute’s eighth graders who were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). The ceremony began at 6 p.m. with students and their parents entering early. All were welcomed with a smile from the greeter, Madame Landers, though ... Read More »

Twelve inducted into French NHS reflect on 6 years in program


By Elyana Schosek Twelve Springville-Griffith Institute students were inducted into the National French Honor Society, or the SGI Société Nationale de Français, on Wednesday, Nov. 7. This opportunity comes to students who have taken French class for five years and are in French 5. These students were: Makayla Case-Machelski, Jenasis Fisher, Al Francisco, Samantha Gorski, Allie Lavanture, Anna Lawton, Rebecca ... Read More »

East Otto Country artists host Holiday Open House

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By Deb Everts Art lovers from all over the area had the opportunity to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind pottery pieces, as well as original watercolor and colored pencil paintings, when the East Otto Country Associates hosted their 32nd annual Holiday Open House weekend Nov. 3–4. The open house featured Elliott and Michael Hutten of Hog-Shed Studio Pottery and Robin Zefers ... Read More »

Alden knocks out Springville in four-set sectional final

A third-set victory briefly staved off elimination, but Alden proved to be too much for the Springville-Griffith Institute girls volleyball team to continue its season. Still the Griffins finished their season on a high note with a hard-fought loss to Alden, 25-17, 25-18, 22-25, 25-11 on Thursday in the Section 6 Class B2 finals at Daemen College. SGI finishes the ... Read More »

Griffis Sculpture Park unveiled 50 years ago


A 350-acre hilltop was “ablaze with autumnal colors and the talents of poets, ballet dancers folk singers and community theater groups.” The occasion for this outdoor romp of grassroots culture in Cattaraugus County was the “Octoberfest” at which the Ashford Hollow Foundation unveiled Griffis Sculpture Park to some 2,000 people on this weekend 50 years ago. “Mother Nature, an undisputed ... Read More »

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital welcomes Dr. Witmer


Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Elvin Witmer, MD will be joining the BCH Medical Staff as a hospitalist, caring for patients in the acute care department. Dr. Witmer has established a nearly 30-year career in medicine. He grew up on a dairy farm in Ohio and earned his medical degree from Ohio State University. His career ... Read More »

SYI Night at the Races Oct. 13

All of the excitement of thoroughbred horse racing comes to Springville on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 from 6-10 p.m. as Springville Youth, Inc. and the Club of Springville host the 7th Annual “A Night at the Derby.” This event is an audience-participation fundraiser that will feature 12 action-packed races featuring actual high quality, video-taped races of real thoroughbreds projected on ... Read More »

Girls’ Soccer News

By Alicia Dziak   Last week Thursday, the Varsity girls’ soccer team headed to Eden to play under their lights, and came away with a 2-0 win. Grace Zabawa and Jacy Schelble scored for the Lady Griffs, with assists by Zabawa and Erin Drewiega.   The following day, the girls hosted Christian Central on Pop Warner Field for their senior ... Read More »

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