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Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the WNY Dairy/Ag Fest


Photos by Alex Simmons The Western New York Dairy/Agriculture Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary this past weekend in Springville with three days of education, entertainment and fun. Held behind the Springville-Griffith High School, the annual event celebrating all things farming. Some of the highlights of this year’s festival included the festival parade on Saturday morning, the crowning of the Erie ... Read More »

Celebrate the Season: Father’s Day Outings

By Kellen M. Quigley Father’s Day weekend is the perfect time to show Dad some love, and a great time, by sharing a memorable experience together at one of the region’s great outdoor events taking place this weekend. From hiking to biking to hitting the links, there are lots of great ways for families to get away for the day ... Read More »

Canal Street String Band to perform at next Thursdays, Downton

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With three voices, 55 strings and a pair of cow bones, the Canal Street String Band puts a brand-new shine on some seriously fun old American music. They will be featured June 20 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Thursdays. Downtown concert series at Heritage Park. Dave Ruch, Phil Banaszak and Jim Whitford play fiddle tunes, sea shanties, cowboy ... Read More »

Solarize Southtowns Officially Kicks-Off June 20th

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Following months of planning, the Solarize Southtowns Campaign will kick off with an event Thursday, June 20 from 5-7 p.m. at UNOVA Coworking, 29 Mechanic St., Springville. O’Brien’s Farm Fresh Kitchen food truck will be on hand and as part of the event the first 100 people to sign up to learn more about solar will receive a free meal. ... Read More »

Family Day returns to the Cattaraugus County Museum

The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library has announced their fourth annual Family Day at the museum in Machias from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15. The event, which will take place during New York state’s spring Path Through History Weekend, will provide programming for the entire family. To begin the programming, the WNY Fiddle Kids will perform at ... Read More »

Springville village board approves new look for Splash Park pad

By Kellen M. Quigley A new look will be coming to the Springville Spray Park on Franklin Street thanks to support from the Springville Center for the Arts (SCA). At its regular meeting Monday, the Springville Village Board of Trustees approved a new design to be painted on the splash pad and will work with SCA to have it painted ... Read More »

Springville readies for Dairy/Ag Festival this weekend

By Deb Everts Residents of the Springville area are excited to have the 30th annual Western New York Dairy/Agricultural Festival back in the village this year, which will take place June 7-9. The event celebrates the dairy industry and the role of agriculture in people’s daily lives. This year’s theme is “Celebrating WNY Dairy/Ag Festival’s 30th Anniversary.” Festivities kick off ... Read More »

Springville, Colden elementary students campout on Lime Lake


By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Each year, the 5th grade students from both Springville and Colden elementary schools are presented with a unique opportunity: a field trip to Camp Odosagih on Lime Lake in Machias. For most, their first overnight field trip. Springville Elementary (SES) will be going June 11 to 14. They have two separate days because the group ... Read More »

SGI senior Barry signs to play college football at Alfred State

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Springville-Griffith Institute senior Sean Barry signed a letter on Thursday, May 23, announcing his plans to attend Alfred State College and play football for the Pioneers next fall. Barry’s family and coach Rob Valenti joined him for the signing ceremony at the school library. Front row (from left) Sean’s mother Deanna Barry, Sean Barry and his father Mauri Barry. Standing: his sister Megan and grandmother Dawn.

By Sam Wilson Senior Sean Barry made his plans for the Fall of 2019 official May 23, signing his letter to attend Alfred State College, where he plans to play for the Pioneers’ football team. At Alfred State, Barry plans to study Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC). Barry made an impressive return to the football field in 2018, his ... Read More »

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