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Mud, Sweat ‘n’ Gears to Open New Location in East Aurora


By Rich Place Familiar faces to the ski and snowboard community in Ellicottville are opening a second location in East Aurora in the longtime home of an established ski shop. The husband-and-wife team of Miguel Azcarate and Kimberly Reading, owners of Mud, Sweat ‘n’ Gears on Monroe Street in Ellicottville, recently purchased the former Aurora Action Sports on Main Street ... Read More »

Encorus: On The Fast Track

Encorus Group was recently awarded its third consecutive Buffalo Business First Fast Track Award as the result of its 48.66 percent revenue growth over the last year. Encorus Group started as a one-person civil engineering firm in 1996 and now has over 50 employees at offices in both Springville and Buffalo, providing three distinct types of services: Engineering Design, Civil ... Read More »

Seniors’ Advice to Freshmen


By Ely Schosek, SGI Student Reporter Transitioning from middle school to high school is a big change. Incoming freshmen have many things to be excited about, but it’s also pretty likely that they’ll have something that they’re nervous about. Once you start high school, you realize that there’s really nothing to be nervous about, and a few of this year’s incoming ... Read More »

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Announces Parking Lot Paving Project

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is announcing to its employees, patients and the general community that it will begin paving a portion of its parking lot on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The Main Street entrance and exit, main driveway, and patient parking will be affected over a period of days. This project has been in the works for several years, with donations from ... Read More »

SGI sports schedule, Aug. 24-30, 2018

Saturday, Aug. 25 V &JV Football scrimmage vs. Lew-Port @ Cardinal O’Hara HS, 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 V & JV Girls Soccer Scrimmage Fest, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 V Girls Volleyball @ Williamsville North, 1 p.m. V & JV Boys Soccer @ Eden, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 JV Girls Soccer vs. Tonawanda, 4:30 p.m. V Girls Soccer ... Read More »

New York State Fair Traces Roots to 1841

By Jolene Hawkins As I continue to research the history of fairs, next on my list was the Great New York State Fair. I was amazed to discover the first State Fair was held Sept. 29 and 30, 1841 in Syracuse. One reason the village of Syracuse was selected was because it was the center of farming interests in New ... Read More »

BOLO Celebrates Acquisition of Main Campus Property


By Rich Place The Bread of Life Outreach (BOLO) Center at 8745 Supervisor Ave. in Colden last week officially celebrated the acquisition of its main campus with a ribbon cutting and reception that was open to the public. Although the organization has called the former Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church its home since 2009, the ribbon cutting on ... Read More »

Rail-Trail Development Gets Boost Following Agreement Signing


By Rich Place The Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail (ECRT) last week officially celebrated the signing of a 49-year rail banking agreement with the Buffalo Pittsburgh Railroad that paves the way to construct a multi-use trail on 27 miles of former rail line. The trail, a section of which is already open as the Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail in Springville, ... Read More »

SGI School Board Hears West Valley Pre-Annexation Study Results, Capital Project on Target


By Alicia Dziak Last week, the SGI board met to discuss a variety of agenda items for the upcoming school year. With no old business to discuss, high school principal James Bialasik introduced recent graduate Auston Bus for a public presentation. Taking advantage of numerous school resources, Auston was able to build a functional and very personalized guitar after coming ... Read More »

Girls’ Soccer Kicks off Season With Scrimmage Fest on Aug. 27

By Alicia Dziak The girls’ varsity soccer team started their season last week with 18 players. The team, consisting of five seniors, eight juniors, two sophomores and three freshmen, is coached by high school business teacher Eric Holler, who has coached soccer for SGI for 10 years, four of which at the varsity level. In the months leading up to ... Read More »

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