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Candidates for Village Election Announced

By Jennifer Weber The Village of Springville held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20 and started with a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the Parkland, Fla. school shooting. Administrator Liz Melock announced the following candidates for the upcoming Village election on March 20: William Krebs for Mayor (one term, four years) and Kim Pazzuti, ... Read More »

Winter Music Jam Debuts This Weekend


By Alicia Dziak As the mid-winter break comes to an end, the party is just getting started in Ellicottville, with a new music festival coming to the village Feb. 23 and 24. The Winter Music Jam brings a full lineup of live music to the village hot spots. Don’t miss the Strangers and Marshmallow Overcoat at Balloons on Friday, Jeff ... Read More »

Irish Cheer for All Feb. 24


By Alicia Dziak Most of us have heard the saying “Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day” but you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy the holiday, or the sense of community and camaraderie that comes along with celebrating the culture. While St. Paddy’s day is still a few weeks away, you can get a jump on the Irish ... Read More »

Business Spotlight: Cut, Color, Style at Cascades


By Carlee Frank According to Good Housekeeping, the average hair cut in New York City costs $73.33. As shocking as that may sound, the average hair cut in Zurich, Switzerland costs $86.71, and $95.04 in Oslo, Norway. Luckily, however, small town residents can leave the salon with a trendy hairstyle without breaking the bank. At Cascades Hair Salon, located at ... Read More »

Memorable Wedding Favors

By Alicia Dziak Favors for wedding guests are a staple at almost any wedding. It’s a token of appreciation and can be something traditional like candy or something more unique.  According to, “every guest at the reception, including the wedding party, any children present, and the entertainers should all receive a wedding favor.” In this day and age of ... Read More »

SGCEF Presents $30,000 Grant to SGI Technology Program


By Jennifer Weber The Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation (SGCEF) presented the SGI Technology and Engineering Program with a $30,000 grant in support of their purchase of a specialized CNC laser, which will be used across the technology, art and business curriculum at the school. The CNC Laser will allow students to make and prototype their designs to an extremely precise ... Read More »

A Healthier 2018 You: Wellness


By Carlee Frank It’s week nine of A Healthier You and we’re about to change things up. Unlike usual, I won’t ask you to drop and give me 50, or even eat your fruits and vegetables – instead, I’m asking you to kick back and relax as we discuss wellness. Some may roll their eyes and mutter something about hippies, ... Read More »

A Look Back: Bugle Calls During the Civil War


By Jolene Hawkins In the mid 1860s, there was a conflict brewing—states with different ideas and wants, brothers and families on both sides. Men and horses were being signed up and acquired for the many Calvary Units, and Infantries, along with some of the local men that served from this area—William Dunbar, George Barker, Henry Beaver and Charles Beebe. Do ... Read More »

Dairy Fest Canceled, Focus Shifts to 2019


By Rich Place The lack of a suitable location to host the Western New York Dairy and Agricultural Festival has forced its cancellation, event organizers recently announced. Held for the past three years at the Springville-Griffith Institute High School, the annual festival originally scheduled for the first weekend of June was forced to find another location due to capital project ... Read More »

Happy February Break!


By Jennifer Weber Here we are in the middle of February and it’s already time for the kids’ winter break. There’s no shortage of activities to participate in throughout Western New York, you just have to decide your preference of indoor or outdoor activities (and make sure the weather cooperates, of course!). Close to home you can enjoy so many ... Read More »

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