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SGI Middle School to present ‘Rock of Ages’ this weekend


By Elyana Schosek, Student Reporter Since late September, a cast and crew of about 40 students at Springville-Griffith Middle School have been working consistently with their music teacher, Katherine Cummings, in preparation for their upcoming production of “Rock of Ages.” “‘Rock of Ages’ is an exciting, high energy, ‘80s rock musical,” Cummings noted. The show will be presented at Springville ... Read More »

5 Outdoor Things to Do This Weekend

By Alicia Dziak It’s still summer, which means the weather is perfect for outdoor activities. Here’s a sampling of unique things to do this weekend: Erie Bats at Evangola State Park An evening hike to search for bats where on a September night in Evangola the highest count of migrating bats in the Great Lakes was recorded! Explore our Evangola ... Read More »

Summer Bucket List: Outdoor Movies


By Alicia Dziak There’s nothing quite like catching your favorite flick under the stars. Whether in your vehicle or in a lawn chair, movies under the stars are an experience like no other. According to, the first drive-in movie theater opened in 1933 in Camden, New Jersey, although initially referred to as a different name. The website states that, ... Read More »

Outdoor Summer Concerts

July 6-8, Blue Heron Music Festival, Sherman, N.Y. July 10: Barenaked Ladies, Better Than Ezra & KT Tunstall, Artpark July 12: Arrested Development, Canalside Buffalo July 12: Mercantile Musicians (country, bluegrass and country gospel), Fiddlers Green Park, Springville July 13: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Darien Lake July 17: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Drive By Truckers & The Marcus King Band, Artpark July 19: ... Read More »

Ready, Set, Mud! Mudslide Next Weekend


By Alicia Dziak In the mood for some friendly competition? How about a chairlift ride, some snowmakers, a bunch of fun obstacles, lots of laughs, and oh yeah, did we mention MUD? It’s all back and it’s better than ever as the Holiday Valley Mudslide returns on Saturday, June 16. What sets the Mudslide apart from other area obstacle races? ... Read More »

Rusted Root Lead Singer to Perform with New Band in Ellicottville


By Alicia Dziak If you’re like me, who went to college in the 90s, you’ve at least heard of Rusted Root. My freshman year at RIT was one I considered my “alternative days” when it came to my music taste (which morphed into my “hip hop days” by the next year). I, of course, was a member of Columbia House ... Read More »

Sidewalk Prophets to Perform May 12 at SGI


By Rich Place Members of the band Sidewalk Prophets have a mission to make their fans and those in the audience feel like a family, and they’ll show exactly what they mean when the band visits Springville on May 12. The contemporary Christian music group from Nashville, Tenn., will make a stop at the SGI High School as part of ... Read More »

The Cordelian Club Keeping Feet Dancing and Raising Funds since 1940

By Caitlin Croft Coming up is the annual Cordelian Club dance that raises money for Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. I got a chance to catch up with Shelly Baronich, active member in the club, and Kara Kane, Development Coordinator for Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. The Cordelian Club was organized in 1937 by a group of young Springville women who wanted to gather ... Read More »

Laughter is the Best Medicine: Comedy Shows and Clubs

By Jennifer Weber Here in Western New York, we’re almost past those cold, dark and dreary dog days of winter. Spring is around the corner, right? That’s a thought to brighten your day! But it’s not quite time yet, so what to do to help lighten the mood? How about scheduling a little laughter in your life? According to Psychology ... Read More »

Ellicottville Summer Music Festival Lineup Announced


The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx and the Buffalo Philharmonic will headline the 2018 Summer Music Festival. Join us for Independence Day Weekend, when the first fairway at Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond Golf Course becomes one of the best outdoor concert venues in the region. Dennis DeYoung and ... Read More »

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