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It’s a Snow Dance Party at SGI

Photos by Elyana Schosek
Students at Springville-Griffith High School kicked off the weekend last Friday, March 1 with a dance party in the snow, taking inspiration from some French students’ experiences during a Quebec trip last month

By Elyana Schosek Student Reporter Nothing can get in the way of Springville-Griffith High School students and their desire to dance, not even cold weather! This was seen when a group of the high school’s French students took over an entire town square to dance on their recent trip to Quebec. This was during Carnival, a time of the year ... Read More »

Rodney Carrington to bring hilarious comedy to casino March 9

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When standup comedian Rodney Carrington performs at the Seneca Allegany Events Center, he will have the adults only audience rolling in the aisles with his raunchy comedy.

By Deb Everts Laugh the night away with standup comedian, actor and musician Rodney Carrington as he performs at the Seneca Allegany Events Center Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. Known for his trademark Texas drawl and black cowboy hat, Carrington’s stand up routine combines comedy with his love of music. Don’t miss his hilarious show for audiences 18 years ... Read More »

Event-filled Mardi Gras, Winter Carnival this weekend

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People from near and father gather in Ellicottville each March for the annual Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival weekend festivities, highlighted by the parade that makes its way through the center of the village Saturday night.

By Kellen M. Quigley Whether you’re in the mood for a fun night on the town or an action-packed day on the slopes, Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival weekend have you covered! Parades, beads, music, contests and, of course, costumes are yours for the taking this weekend as Ellicottville’s biggest family-friendly party of the season returns. You might even think ... Read More »

Fuller finishes 28th in NYS diving competition

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Springville junior Wyatt Fuller goes through his diving warm-up during the NYSPHSAA swimming and diving championships Friday at Nassau County Aquatic Center.

On Friday, March 1, Springville’s Wyatt Fuller participated in the New York State Swimming and Diving Championships held at Nassau County Aquatic Center in Long Island. In a field of 42 divers, Wyatt was able to place 28th overall. He scored well on his first four dives, but his fifth dive was not executed as he would’ve hoped, and in ... Read More »

Food Bank, Meals on Wheels combining to feed more in need

The Food Bank of Western New York, Meals on Wheels for Western New York and the Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York announced today that they are forming a joint organization in order to tackle the root causes of hunger while better reaching underserved populations and more efficiently meeting the needs of the community. The new organization, known ... Read More »

SCA Spring Community Exhibit open house March 9

The work of over 25 artists will be featured in the upcoming Spring Community Exhibit at the Harold L. Olmsted Gallery at the Springville Center for the Arts. A variety of mediums from photography, woodworking, oil, watercolor and pen and ink will create an interesting display for gallery visitors. “We have been thrilled to see the breadth and quality of ... Read More »

Life of Civil War vet from Springville revisited

Photo by Elyana Schosek

The life of J.P. Myers, a man who spent much of his life in Springville, was revisited last week during a presentation by Jolene Hawkins at the Lucy Bensley Center. Myers was a Civil War vet who went on to live a prosperous life in the village.

By Elyana Schosek Current estimates for the number of soldiers who fought in the Civil War are at about 2.75 million people. These nearly 3 million men came from all across the eastern United States over the course of only four years. Among all these soldiers was a man named J.P. Myers who spent most of his life living in ... Read More »

Concord Town Board discusses updated town flood maps, local law

By Kellen M. Quigley At its regular Feb. 14 meeting, the Concord Town Board further discussed a contract with Holforth Risk Management Analysis after tabling the possibility of renewing the contract during the January meeting. Town Supervisor Clyde Drake said after looking into the matter further, he recommended the town board do not renew the contract. He said he spoke ... Read More »

Springville Village Board Discusses Cell Tower Law

By Kellen M. Quigley At its regular March 4 meeting, the village of Springville Board of Trustees approved several items concerning the updated floodplain management law for the village. A public hearing was held concerning the floodplain management local law. No one from the community attended. The village first had to rescind the village code floodplain overlay district from 2006. ... Read More »

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