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The Summer Bucket List: Celebrate National Ice Cream Month!


By Jennifer Weber “I scream, you scream…” you know what comes next, we all scream for ICE CREAM! And since July just happens to be National Ice Cream Month, what better time to get outside and discover a new place to sample your favorite flavor. Or even better, visit one of your old favorite places in town and try out ... Read More »

SGI Board Reorganizes for 2017-2018 School Year

By Jennifer Weber The Springville-Griffith Board of Education met on Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. for the 2017-2018 Board Reorganizational Meeting where Allison Duwe was voted in as President and Jennifer Sullivan was voted in as Vice-President. Other officers approved include Kathy Tucker, District Clerk; Maureen Lee, Deputy Treasurer; and Marylynn Reeves, Tax Collector. The 2017-2018 SGI Board of ... Read More »

Join the Stampede July 28


Looking for a great run right here in Springville? Check out the Springville Stampede, happening next Friday, July 28. The race will utilize the same course as in past years, beginning and ending behind the SGI high school. Register for only $20 at, and sign up by Friday, July 21 to get the t-shirt. Race -day registration is also ... Read More »

Local Tractors Hit the Pits for Summer Pulls


By Elizabeth Riggs Start your engines! ‘Tis the season for tractor pulls! Brace yourselves — it’s about to get loud all throughout Western New York as the areas mightiest machines all vie for pride and prizes during the various truck and tractor pulls to enjoy in the area this season. Tractor and truck pulling, also known as power pulling, is ... Read More »

Cattaraugus County Fair Coming Soon


By Mary Heyl The Cattaraugus County Fair is taking place at the fairgrounds in Little Valley from July 31 through Aug. 6!  Bring the whole family to this annual celebration of local agriculture, family-friendly entertainment and grandstand events all week long. From the midway rides to the monster truck rallies, there is no shortage of fun activities at this year’s ... Read More »

Town Board Receives Audit Results


By Derek M. Otto The regular meeting of the Town of Concord was held Thursday July 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. Supervisor Gary Eppolito was excused and deputy supervisor Jim Krezmein ran the meeting.    The meeting opened with Laura Landers CPA reporting the results of the audit of the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2016.  Overall, the fund balances ... Read More »

Springville Fire Dept. Fire Trucks and Food Trucks July 29


By Derek M. Otto The Springville Fire Department is hosting its first Fire Trucks and Food Truck event on July 29 at Springville Fireman’s Park on Nason Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The event starts with a classic car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with food trucks arriving at noon and staying all day or until ... Read More »

Griffis Sculpture Park Hosts 10,000 Maniacs This Weekend


By Alicia Dziak Griffis Sculpture Park is truly one of the hidden gems of WNY. If you’ve never been there before, this will become apparent as you head up and down rural roads to get there. While the park is located only a short distance off Route 219 between Springville and Ellicottville, at 6902 Mill Valley Road in East Otto, ... Read More »

Ridesharing Arrives in WNY


By Elizabeth Riggs Ridesharing is finally here! And that means in the Southtowns, too. After a bill allowing ridesharing was approved as part of the state budget in April, ridesharing officially commenced in WNY on June 29. And lucky for the Southtowns, we’re not just talking about the city of Buffalo. The benefits spread to Springville, too! So, what are ... Read More »

A LOOK BACK: The Oldest Houses in Springville


The Eaton/Joslin House is tied with the Cochran house as being one of the oldest houses in Springville. The Cochran house today.  The apartment house on Cochran Avenue is one of the oldest structures still standing in Springville. By Derek M. Otto I often hear the question asked, “what is the oldest house in Springville?” Luckily in Springville, we have ... Read More »

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