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2019 Alpine Season comes to an end

By Caitlin Croft The final races of the Junior Alpine Ski season are always a Spring Series event held at HoliMont. Second year U14 athletes are invited to race against the U21/19/16 athletes. The purpose of this is to allow the soon to be U16s a chance to score their first USSA points. The point system in ski racing determines ... Read More »

Rise of the Machines: Springville-Griffith’s technology department offers students 21st century creative options

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Springville technology teacher Jonathan Shelley (left) works with student Michael Spagnola at the technology department’s computer numerical control (CNC) laser.

By Elyana Schosek Student Reporter Even though Springville-Griffith Institute is a small-town school district, the high school’s Technology Department has some unique and innovative equipment for students to use, including a CNC (computer numerical control) laser, a CNC router and a 3D printer. The laser is capable of cutting materials anywhere from paper to plastic, cardboard to plywood and even ... Read More »

SGI hosts freshmen orientation for incoming high schoolers

By Elyana Schosek Student Reporter For many kids, high school can seem daunting. That’s why High School Principal James Bialasik has held a Freshmen Orientation each year since he started at the district three years ago. “We want to show them that the high school is not a scary place and we are here to support their child and give ... Read More »

Tickets for SCA’s ‘Music Man’ on sale

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Tickets are on sale now for the Springville Center for the Arts’ production of “The Music Man.” Director Don Wesley and Music Director Doris Jones have returned to the Carol Mongerson Theater after last year’s sold-out production of Annie. The cast includes Cory Golabek, Richmond Hubbard, Jackson Richert, Charles Weber, Aaron Fisher, Nick Benstead, Mark Mendola, Amanda Bray, Richmond Hubbard, ... Read More »

Wittman’s four RBI on two hits lead SGI in 23-4 win over Holland

The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity softball team won its third consecutive game on Tuesday at home, piling up 12 hits in a 23-4 victory over Holland. Meadow Wittman drove in four runs on two hits to lead Griffins (5-4). Wittman drove in runs on a single in the first, a fielder’s choice in the fifth, a single in the sixth and ... Read More »

SGI Class of 1959 reunion set for July

The Springville-Griffith Institute Class of 1959 is planning to celebrate its 60th reunion with a luncheon on Saturday, July 20 at the Legacy Restaurant in downtown Springville. Classmates are also invited to attend the 7th annual Springville-Griffith Institute all-class reunion scheduled for Friday evening, July 19 at the Springville Firemens’ Park on Waverly Street. Organizers request help from former class ... Read More »

Springville Dairy Fest to celebrate 30th year this June, volunteers wanted

By Deb Everts The 30th Annual Western New York Dairy/Agricultural Festival is coming to Springville June 7-9, bringing family-friendly fun for all to enjoy. The festival will take place, rain or shine, at Springville-Griffith Institute High School, 290 North Buffalo St. The event celebrates the dairy industry and the role of agriculture in people’s daily lives. This year’s theme is ... Read More »

Iconic Earl’s Drive-In demolished to make way for wedding venue, events center


  By Rick Miller Earl’s Drive-In, “Home of the Original Fruit Jar Drinkers,” may have closed in 2009, but the property will become home to a new wedding venue and year-round events center called The Annex. Earl’s, an iconic restaurant and music venue on Route 16 in Chafee, just north of the Cattaraugus/Erie County line, was owned and operated for ... Read More »

Springville Art Crawl returns this weekend


By Kellen M. Quigley For one night each year, Main Street in Springville transforms into a sprawling art gallery with musicians and artwork tucked into little niches and alcoves. People of all ages and stripes walk the village during what has become known as the Art Crawl. This free event is fun for the whole family and takes place Saturday, ... Read More »

Taste of the Southtowns to benefit Gooseneck Hills April 28


Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, the largest covered waterfowl sanctuary in the United States, is holding its annual fundraiser, Taste of the Southtowns, on Sunday, April 28 from noon to 5 p.m. inside the St. Aloysius Hall, 190 Franklin St., Springville. There will be over 45 food items served by eight local restaurants: Chanderson’s, Colden Market & Café, Colden Mill Restaurant, ... Read More »

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