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Wishing all a happy and healthy 2019

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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour during the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sydney, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. The event is one of the biggest celebrations to ring in the new year, as well as one of the first to occur just a couple hours from the International Date Line.

By Kellen M. Quigley With the new year now underway, we at the Springville Times offer wishes to all for a happy and healthy 2019. No doubt many of us have made resolutions to improve something in our lives, as the New Year’s tradition goes. Although we have pretty set traditions in the United States on how to ring in ... Read More »

New textile exhibit opens at Cattaraugus County Museum

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A red-bordered “crazy quilt” (center), made by a woman from Otto in the 1890s, is displayed at the Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library for their new exhibit "Cattaraugus Homespun: A display of textiles.”

A new exhibit, “Cattaraugus Homespun: A display of textiles,” has been opened at the Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library in Machias. This exhibit focuses on homemade textiles, crafted by and for residents of Cattaraugus County. Featured are examples of quilting, weaving, lacework, crochet and embroidery. Also on display is a large barn loom currently on loan to the museum ... Read More »

John F. Kennedy 63, Springville-Griffith 57

Mason Goodridge scored 27 points with four assists, five rebounds and six steals in a loss Tuesday night, Dec. 18. Adam Pruitt marked 11 points, four assists and nine rebounds while Zach Parker had eight points and seven boards. For JFK, Mitchell Fischer scored 15 points while Zach Manzella had 13 and Jamaal Huff 11. Read More »

Cleveland Hill edges SGI boys hoops, 59-54

Cleveland Hill held off Springville Friday night, denying the Griffins a chance at victory despite senior Mason Goodrige’s 22 points. The Eagles won, 59-54. In addition to Goodrige’s 22, senior Adam Pruitt added 17 points and filled out the stat sheet with five assists, six rebounds and four steals for the Griffins (2-5). Austin Boies chipped in eight points and ... Read More »

Springville girls win fourth straight headed into holiday tourney

The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity girls basketball team remained undefeated in league play after a win over JFK, 61-18, on Thursday, Dec. 20. The girls’ tenacious defense led to a number of steals which shook the JFK attack throughout the evening, coach Bob Gainey noted, led by Kelsey Zabawa “flying all over the floor getting steals and finding teammates in the ... Read More »

Santa Sheriffs deliver Christmas gifts to less fortunate families

Press photo by Rick Miller

Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb (right) and school resource officers and others from the Sheriff's Department loaded up their patrol cars with gifts for 35 families across the county Wednesday morning. Whitcomb helped establish the Santa Sheriff program here several years ago with cooperation from the Department of Social Services and Cattaraugus Community Action.

By Rick Miller Santa Sheriffs gathered last week to pack their patrol cars with bags of gifts for less fortunate families across Cattaraugus County. You could tell were the Santa Sheriffs because they wore red and white Santa hats in place of their uniformed hats. After nights of shopping and then wrapping presents for children and other family members, Sheriff ... Read More »

SGI students bring joy to nursing home residents through holiday song

Photo by Alex Simmons

Chorus, band and orchestra members at Springville-Griffith Institute High School spent a morning last week bringing holiday cheer to residents of the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home with a Christmas concert of carols.

By Alex Simmons As Christmas Day crept to less than a week away, a group of students last week decided to bring holiday joy to some people who could use it most. On the morning of Dec. 19, those students from Springville-Griffith Institute High School made a trip to the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home to perform a concert of ... Read More »

Village fire department line officers sworn in at board meeting

Photo by Kellen M. Quigley

Some of the 2019 Line Officers for the Springville Volunteer Fire Department 2019 were sworn in at the Dec. 17 Village Board meeting. Pictured: (from left) Bob Schuler, Cheryl Gentner, Deny Dains and Marc Gentner, the new chief.

By Kellen M. Quigley In their final meeting of 2018, the Village of Springville Board of Trustees welcomed some of the newly elected Springville Fire Department Line Officers in to take their oaths of office for the upcoming term. Marc Gentner was named chief with Dennis Dains as first assistant chief, Bob Schuler as third assistant and Cheryl Genter 9-4 ... Read More »

A Look Back: The Robinson Knife Company

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By Jolene Hawkins Looking Back to some of the business we had in town, the year is 1929 and the largest single industrial employer in Springville was the Robinson Knife Company. And in that year, they paid $108,000 to its 100-plus workers. Located on the corner of Main and Carolina streets, it is a three-story brick and steel plant, close ... Read More »

Sailing along in the SGI pool

Photos by Leesa Shelley

Mark Vogel and James Bialasik (HS Principal)

By Elyana Schosek Each year at Springville-Griffith High School, the students in Jonathan Shelley’s Tech 1 class are presented with an interesting and unique assignment. They are given the task of creating a boat out of only cardboard, zip ties, and duct tape The students are also given a limited amount of plastic to cover their boat to prevent it ... Read More »

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