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Griffins Strike Quick But Lose In Final Quarter

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By Rich Place Things couldn’t have gone any worse for Medina in the opening moments of their game last Friday against Springville. But then again, nothing could have been better than how it ended for them. After fumbling away their first two possessions, the Mustangs scored a go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter and an interception halted any opportunity for ... Read More »

Village Board Discusses Food Truck Regulations

By Rich Place The Springville Village Board on Monday spent the first hour of its meeting discussing potential food truck regulations, most notably where the vehicles can park and the fees to operate such a business. The village board reviewed recommendations from the Village Planning Board that added a section to village code specifically for mobile food vendors. The board agreed ... Read More »

Local Resident Celebrates 102nd Birthday

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By Rich Place Although reaching 100 years old is an accomplishment for anyone, lifelong Springville area resident Marion Ahles continues to remain active as she celebrated her 102nd birthday this week. This past summer she attended the Erie, Cattaraugus and Wyoming County Fairs, headed down to Fiddler’s Green Park for the Concerts in the Park and remains an active member of ... Read More »

No Summer Vacation for Construction Crew at SGI

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By Rich Place Although it was summer vacation at Springville these past few months, the activity around the school campuses told a different story, as officials said an average of about 80 workers were on site daily just to work on the capital project. The goal was to get major portions of it completed by the first day of classes ... Read More »

Emmick Sets Completions Record in Griffins’ 51-8 Loss to Maple Grove

By Rich Place Photo by Scott Reagle/The Post-Journal. The Springville Griffins opened their 2018 varsity football season with a 51-8 loss to Maple Grove on Friday night, but a solid start from their junior quarterback and his breaking of a 36-year school recorded provided some consolation. Making his first varsity start, quarterback Nick Emmick’s touchdown pass in the fourth quarter ... Read More »

Griffins Football Opens Season Friday Against Maple Grove

By Rich Place Springville Griffins head coach Rob Valenti admitted this week that when his team lost in heartbreaking fashion to Albion in last year’s season opener, it was difficult to recover. The Griffins went 1-8 and, after losing that game in a back-and-forth contest to begin the season, they went on to play a handful of tough teams to ... Read More »

10 Bands Set to Perform Saturday at Rock Autism Music Festival in Ellicottville

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By Rich Place After the planning and coordination that Max Muscato and the rest of the Rock Autism board members have done over the past several months, there’s one thing Muscato said he is looking forward to most: seeing his brother play drums. His brother, Sonny, who has autism, will join Max on stage during the Rock Autism Music Festival, ... Read More »

Mud, Sweat ‘n’ Gears to Open New Location in East Aurora

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By Rich Place Familiar faces to the ski and snowboard community in Ellicottville are opening a second location in East Aurora in the longtime home of an established ski shop. The husband-and-wife team of Miguel Azcarate and Kimberly Reading, owners of Mud, Sweat ‘n’ Gears on Monroe Street in Ellicottville, recently purchased the former Aurora Action Sports on Main Street ... Read More »

BOLO Celebrates Acquisition of Main Campus Property

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By Rich Place The Bread of Life Outreach (BOLO) Center at 8745 Supervisor Ave. in Colden last week officially celebrated the acquisition of its main campus with a ribbon cutting and reception that was open to the public. Although the organization has called the former Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church its home since 2009, the ribbon cutting on ... Read More »

Rail-Trail Development Gets Boost Following Agreement Signing

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By Rich Place The Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail (ECRT) last week officially celebrated the signing of a 49-year rail banking agreement with the Buffalo Pittsburgh Railroad that paves the way to construct a multi-use trail on 27 miles of former rail line. The trail, a section of which is already open as the Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail in Springville, ... Read More »

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