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Support area veterans at Honor Flight welcome reception May 3


Veterans participating in this spring’s Buffalo-Niagara Honor Flight will be making a stop in Springville on Friday, May 3. Concord American Legion Post 431 is inviting the public to express gratitude and support these veterans on their special weekend. The entire community is invited to welcome the Honor Flight participants, who will be on their way from Bradford, Pa., to ... Read More »

WNY artists from the Bruce Allen Blair Collection

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Local artist and art collector Bruce Allen Blair has a large variety of work from his personal collection on exhibit at The Harold L. Olmsted Gallery until June 1. The exhibit features WNY artists and work from members of his family. Both of Blair’s parents were well-known area artists. “Collecting art has been a passion of mine since the 1970s. ... Read More »

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 »

Country Gatherings Art Full Festival set for Saturday

Granny’s Boot Antiques will host the first of several Country Gathering’s Art Full festivals this Saturday, April 27. The event is situated on nearly four acres in a rustic rural setting just minutes from major roadways at 10761 Miller Road (Old Route 219) outside Springville between Henrietta and Peters roads. This is a family- and leashed pet-friendly event that has ... 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 ... Read More »

Elkins, Lux fire one-hitter to help SGI edge Tonawanda, 1-0

Evan Elkins and Austin Lux teamed to throw a one-hitter Thursday, April 18, helping the Springville-Griffith Institute varsity baseball team edge Tonawanda on the road. The Griffins defeated Tonawanda, 1-0. Elkins struck out three and walked one, holding Tonawanda to one hit over the first two innings. Lux pitched five hitless innings, striking out eight and walking two. Nick Emmick ... Read More »

Griffis Sculpture Park Volunteer Day set for April 27

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Griffis Sculpture Park is holding a Volunteer Day April 27 to help clean up the park before its official opening next month.

By Deb Everts People who love art and the great outdoors will have the opportunity to share that love by participating in the Griffis Sculpture Park Volunteer Day, Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Executive Director Nila Griffis said people are needed to do the typical work on the trails and garbage pickup. She said there was ... Read More »

‘Bald for Bucks’ at SGI raises over $13,000

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Participants in Springville-Griffith Institute’s annual Bald for Bucks event last raised over $13,000 to help with the cause of finding a cure for cancer.

By Elyana Schosek Student Reporter Goin’ Bald for Bucks Buffalo is a program in Western New York in which people can shave their heads, donate their hair or grow out their beards in order to raise money to support cancer research and patient-care programs at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Springville-Griffith Institute recently held their third annual Bald for Bucks ... Read More »

A Look Back: Our old-school information network


By Jolene Hawkins Some of you may be wondering: where do I get all my information on the stories that I share with you? Well, looking back, some are from people who come in and share their family history with us, bringing in photos and genealogy of their family. Others are taken from the many genealogies of family names that ... Read More »

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