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Life of Civil War vet from Springville revisited

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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 »

SGI seniors Rowe, Elkins qualify for states

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Pictured are Springville seniors Payton Rowe and Topher Elkins, who stand with their Section 6 patches at the Section 6 indoor track and field championships on Thursday in Houghton.

Two Springville seniors are headed to the state indoor track championships after sectional competition on Thursday night, Feb. 21 at Houghton. Springville’s Payton Rowe qualified for states with a time of 8.76, second overall in Section 6, in the 55-meter hurdles. Meanwhile, Topher Elkins made it to states with a fourth-place finish in the boys’ 300-meter run (36.94 seconds), after ... Read More »

Griffin boys make 2nd-half charge, but fall in Section 6 playoffs

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The Springville boys basketball team cheers as it watches a teammate sink a three-pointer during a playoff boys basketball game Wednesday against CSAT.

The season and an inspired second-half run came to an end for the Springville-Griffith Institute varsity boys basketball team on Saturday, Feb. 23 in Buffalo. The Griffins, seeded fifth in the Section 6 Class B-1 playoffs, fell to No. 4 City Honors 61-47 in a quarterfinal matchup Saturday afternoon. With its eight-game winning streak snapped, Springville fell to 13-9 to ... Read More »

HoliMont hosts inaugural ‘Frosty CX’ fat bike race

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HoliMont member Tom Scheeler bikes through the slushy snow.

On Feb. 23, hardy souls set out to conquer the snow on their fat bikes at the “Frosty CX” held at the bottom of HoliMont Ski Resort’s Sunset area. With warmer temperatures, the snow was soft but the participants pedaled through the slushy snow and ice on bikes with humongous tires. The event was in a cyclocross race format and ... Read More »

Enjoy Mardi Gras, Winter Carnival weekend March 8–10

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Ellicottville’s biggest event of the ski season is coming next weekend with the annual Winter Carnival and Mardi Gras Parade in the village and at Holiday Valley.

By Deb Everts Celebrate Ellicottville’s biggest event of the ski season at Winter Carnival weekend featuring the Mardi Gras Parade March 8 through 10. There will be fun for everyone in the village and at Holiday Valley. Barb Pump, events manager for the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, said the Mardi Gras event has been celebrated in Ellicottville for 27 years. ... Read More »

Outdoors enthusiasts to gather for annual Sportsman Show at casino

By Kellen M. Quigley As the hunting seasons in New York state wind down this winter, the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino invites all avid sportsmen and outdoors enthusiasts to begin preparing for the next ones this weekend. On Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, the casino will host its annual premiere sportsman’s show, presented by York Penn Shows ... Read More »

SGI junior places top 4 in art contest, recognized by school board

By Elyana Schosek, Student Reporter The Springville Board of Education began their monthly meeting with a performance of the National Anthem by a group of students from the High School Music Department. Following this, a few of the students with lead roles in the upcoming high school musical, “Mamma Mia!” performed a song from the musical, “Thank You For the ... Read More »

Green Speaker Series turns to agriculture theme for March

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Following an inspiring talk on electric vehicles in February, the second speaker in Green Springville’s Green Speaker Series on March 12 will explore the sustainable aspects of hemp. A common misconception is that growing hemp is like growing marijuana. Hemp is actually an industrial material, with uses ranging from clothing to bioplastics to food. In 2017, New York state opened ... Read More »

Cordelian Club to host annual dance for BCH this weekend

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By Kellen M. Quigley The Cordelian Club would like to invite everyone 21 and older to the annual dance to benefit Bertrand Chaffee Hospital this Saturday, March 2. For only $35 per person, attendees can dance, eat and mingle with friends and neighbors from 7 p.m. until 11. “Things have gone pretty smoothly,” said Kelly Sanders, vice president of the ... Read More »

SGI musical society to perform ‘Mamma Mia!’ starting March 8

The SGI Musical Society’s production of “Mamma Mia!” will premiere next weekend with three performances beginning March 8. Tickets start at $7.

By Alex Simmons Get ready to go back to the 1970s and groove with the Springville-Griffith Institute High School Musical Society’s production of “Mamma Mia!” with performances beginning next weekend. Inspired by the music of ABBA written by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, the story follows a young woman named Sophie who is “commiting matrimony” at 20. Rehearsals began in ... Read More »

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