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E’ville venues will rock at ‘Winter Music Jam’ this weekend


By Deb Everts Back again for the second year is Ellicottville’s newest music festival, “Winter Music Jam.” The winter event will take place this weekend, Feb. 22 and 23 at some favorite venues throughout the village. The free event presented by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Redfin Real Estate Agency is sure to please people of all ... Read More »

A Look Back: Eggs and butter

By Jolene Hawkins Looking back to the time when our foremothers came into town and sold or traded the extra eggs and butter for money. It wasn’t just Ma Ingalls that took her eggs to Oleson’s Mercantile to be sold and gathered money from Mrs. Oleson in “Little House on the Prairie.” Throughout the years, we had several stores in ... Read More »

SCA to present Simon comedy ‘Laughter on the 23rd Floor’

Performances of “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” begin Feb. 28 at the Springville Center for the Arts, 37 North Buffalo St. in Springville.

By Alex Simmons Coming to the Springville Center for the Arts next week is a 1950s semi-biographical comedy sure to provide 23 floors worth of laughs. Written by Neil Simon, “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” directed by Matt Boyle, tells the story of a group of writers in the early years of television who hysterically compete for the attention of ... Read More »

Snocross returns to Salamanca for seventh year

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A snowmobiler makes their way over a jump during a heat last year at the annual AMSOIL Championship Snocross race series at the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino in Salamanca. The annual event will be held Feb. 22 and 23.

By Kellen M. Quigley As many as 15,000 people are expected to visit Salamanca during the fourth weekend in February for the AMSOIL Championship Snocross snowmobile racing series’s seventh annual visit. Snowmaking machines at the east parking lot of the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino have produced mountains of the white stuff in preparation for races Feb. 22 and 23. ... Read More »

A trip to the theatre with Jane Austen

Sophomores in the Honors English class at Springville-Griffith High School recently went to the Andrews Theater in Buffalo for a production of “Sense and Sensibility.” Students said they enjoyed the production and it was a good learning experience.

By Elyana Schosek, Student Reporter The sophomores in Mrs. Diane Waterman’s Honors English class were presented with the opportunity last week to go on a field trip to the Andrew’s Theater in Buffalo to see a production of “Sense and Sensibility.” “Sense and Sensibility” is a play by Kate Hamill that is based on the novel by Jane Austen. For those ... Read More »

HoliMont to host ‘Frosty CX’ fat bike races next weekend

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HoliMont Ski Resort is bringing the “Frosty CX” fat bike race to the area, Feb. 23. The new, non-skiing event will take place at the bottom of Sunset area.

By Deb Everts Winter fun at HoliMont Ski Resort is going to be even more exciting when the inaugural “Frosty CX” fat bike race comes to the resort Feb. 23. The new, non-skiing event features hardy souls who set out to conquer the snow on their fat bikes, which are basically mountain bikes with huge tires that are made for ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Dairy Fest ‘Moos’-letter, February 2019

“Hay” Springville — the 30th anniversary Dairy Festival is on the “moooove” again! Music acts and entertainers are signing up, ready to delight young and old. Friday evening will “kick off” with Gene Hilts and the Rustic Ramblers. Later that night, the Ozone Rangers take the stage. Also appearing that weekend will be: The Springville Jazz Orchestra, Down Home Country ... Read More »

A Look Back: Having fun in the snow


By Jolene Hawkins Looking back into the past when the cold winds blew and snow fell, and we were in deep winter, what did our forefathers and families do for fun? Well, of course, there was always sleighing — that was a popular event. It could be a sleigh for one to a toboggan that several people could ride on ... Read More »

Jusiak podiums three times at Empire State Games

By Caitlin Croft The first race of the season for U12/10/8 athletes opened with a Dual Giant Slalom at Holiday Valley. U12 Girls: Abigail Duff of Kissing Bridge took 16th, Mary Doyle (BSC) 20th and Lauren La Salle (BSC) 21st. U12 Boys: Buffalo Ski Club’s Owen Gray finished 11th, Joey Hogenkamp (KB) 13th, Zack Benczkowski (BSC) 15th and Nathan Zanner ... Read More »

Eden hands SGI its first home girls hoops loss, 61-40

The Springville varsity girls basketball team dropped its first home game on the season Monday night by a score of 61-40 to Eden. The SGI girls had a tough time handling Eden in transition and struggled finishing possessions on the offensive end, coach Bob Gainey admitted. “Despite the loss the girls had a couple positive moments,” Gainey said. “Kenz Owens ... Read More »

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