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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 »

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 »

New Meditation Class at Springville Health & Fitness

Michael Rorick

By Alicia Dziak For many people, medicine is a way of life and a way of dealing with chronic pain and other health conditions. But what if there was a way to alleviate that pain without a daily dose of pills? Mike Rorick offers his assistance at a new meditation class, offered at Springville Health and Fitness. “I incorporate emotional ... Read More »

Winter Olympics 101: What’s New


By Alicia Dziak On Feb. 9, the world’s eyes will be on PyeongChang, South Korea for the opening ceremonies of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. The games will run through Sunday, Feb. 25, and athletes from around the globe will compete in various competitions within the following disciplines: Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice ... Read More »

Winter Olympics 101: Ice Hockey and Curling


By Alicia Dziak The countdown is on to the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which kick off next week in PyeongChang, South Korea. Living where we do, many of the Winter Olympic sports hit close to home, and many Western New Yorkers and Canadians have personal connections to the sports that will soon be televised on an international level. Ice hockey ... Read More »

Chamber Award Winner: Student of the Year MacKenzie Engel, Sponsored by the Springville Times


By Alicia Dziak The Springville Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual awards ceremony this Saturday, Feb. 3. Among the honorees is SGI senior, MacKenzie Engel, being recognized as Springville Times’ Student of the Year. “I believe I was nominated and awarded the Chamber’s Student of the Year Award because of my dedication to my school and community. I ... Read More »

Love is in the Air: Dress Trends and Bridal Shows

By Alicia Dziak It’s February—the month of love. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many guys (and gals too!) are getting ready to pop the question, or even getting ready for their big day in the upcoming months. If you are looking to say yes to the dress this year, where do you even begin? According to, New ... Read More »

JV/V Girls Split Maryvale Games


SGI’s Gracie Attebery, who scored 19 points on the night, stands at the free throw line after one of the several shooting fouls she drew in last Thursday’s game JV against Maryvale. Photo by Lily Dziak By Alicia Dziak Last Thursday, the Lady Griffs battled it out on the court against Maryvale to continue their winning streak after a 47-26 ... Read More »

A Look Back: Skiing at Bluemont


By Alicia Dziak So many Western New Yorkers have skiing in their blood. While I married into a ski family, instead of being from one myself, I’ve spent the last 20+ years hearing stories about the great times had on the slopes and in the lodges “back in the day” — not only at Kissing Bridge, but at Bluemont as ... Read More »

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