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The Ladles to perform Saturday at SCA


By Alex Simmons This week, the musical trio The Ladles will bring a blend of swing, old-time, folk, pop and choral music to the Springville Center for the Arts stage. On Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m., The Ladles will perform various songs creating a “dreamy out worldly atmosphere that draws audiences in and demands attention,” according to the Springville ... Read More »

Concord Senior Center progress reported to town board

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By Kellen M. Quigley Big things are happening at the Concord Senior Center, and its director hopes things keep going that way in the months to come. During the reorganizational meeting of the Concord Town Board, senior center director Eleanor Eschborn updated the board on all that’s been happening in recent months, including the expansions and progress that has been ... Read More »

SGI swimmers top Iroquois; Fuller sets records at diving invite

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Springville’s Austin Yetter competes in the 200-meter individual medley 
on Jan. 10 against Iroquois.

On Friday, Jan. 10, the Springville boys varsity swimming and diving team improved its record to 7-2 on the year by defeating Iroquois. Individual winners on the night were Eric Schweickert in the 200 Freestyle, Austin Yetter in the 200 IM, Wyatt Fuller in Diving, and Zach Hughey in the 100 Backstroke. Springville also took first in all three relays. ... Read More »

BCH Pre-Diabetes, Weight Loss program starting soon

Has your health care provider told you have pre-diabetes? One in 3 adults in the United States have pre-diabetes, and according to the Center for Disease Control, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is hosting a free “Pre-Diabetes and Weight Loss” program to kick-off 2020. Classes are one hour long and will ... Read More »

Sheriff cautions Erie County residents about area waterways, trails

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard issues warning about area waterways and gorges. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is urging everyone to avoid kayaking, canoeing and other water activities in the area’s creeks and rivers. With the amount of rain predicted to fall throughout the area, water levels are expected to rise rapidly creating dangerous and even deadly conditions. Water ... Read More »

The U14 race season is off!

By Caitlin Croft The U14 Race Season opened with the Mud, Sweat n’ Gears Cup races at Toggenburg and Greek Peak. Athletes from the western half of the state gathered to see where they stacked up after all of their preseason training. The State Championships rankings are based on the best 5 results out of a possible 13 results throughout ... Read More »

Schlemmer leads SGI girls runners at Buff State meet

Multiple runners earned personal best times for the Springville-Griffith Institute indoor track and field team on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Buffalo State, including Emily Schlemmer, who ran to second and third place in a pair of events. Schlemmer had a personal pest in the 300 at :45.72 for second place. Teammate Jaime Dickinson also PR’d with a :48.52, while Sydney ... Read More »

Springville girls take consecutive league wins

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Springville’s Meg Rehauraher passes the ball against Cheektowaga on Friday.

The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity girls basketball team made it two league wins in a row Tuesday night by defeating Pioneer, 73-18. Mackenzie Owens led the Griffins’ offense with 22 points. Meg Rehrauer scored 14, Ivette Lewandowski had 10, Nyah Solly nine and Jess Engel and Belle Oakley six each. Springville dominated the first half for a lead of 45-10. “Nyah ... Read More »

Cheektowaga, East Aurora top SGI boys

CHEEKTOWAGA — Austin Boies had 24 points for the Springville-Griffith Institute varsity boys basketball team on Tuesday, but Cheektowaga took the win, 82-54, over the Griffins. Cyrus Fisher had 17 for the Griffins (2-9). For Cheektowaga (6-3), Nevada Eldridge scored 18 and Jesse Hawkins had 15. Springville is set to visit Maryvale on Friday, while the Griffins’ next home game ... Read More »

Criminal Justice students complete Field Sobriety Training in Ellicottville

Photo by Deb Everts
Junior students in the Criminal Justice class at Ellicottville’s Career and Technical Center completed a unit in Field Sobriety Training in preparation for a career in law enforcement. On Jan. 9, CTE Instructor Tim Emley conducted 13 Field Sobriety Test Practical Exams.

By Deb Everts Junior students in the Criminal Justice class at Ellicottville Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center recently completed a unit in Field Sobriety Training in preparation for a career in law enforcement. After spending about five weeks on the DWI-Field Sobriety unit that includes classroom theory and performance practice in preparation for officer patrol, their lesson plan culminated ... Read More »

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