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No Summer Vacation for Construction Crew at SGI


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


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


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


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


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 »

Work Started on New Great Automobile Race Mural for Main Street

By Rich Place The mural on Main Street celebrating George Schuster and the Great Automobile Race will soon be covered up by steel siding, but the Concord Historical Society is ensuring the mural’s absence is short-lived. Volunteers earlier this week began creating a new mural that will feature the same graphic painted on three large pieces of aluminum instead of ... Read More »

New Emerling Dealership Expected to Open Monday


By Rich Place Come Monday morning, you’ll be able to purchase a new vehicle from Emerling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and drive it off the lot and onto South Cascade Drive. That’s the plan anyway for Emerling employees, who are expected to make the move this weekend from their current dealership on West Main Street to the spacious new location ... Read More »

Unova Coworking to Soon Offer New Communal Work Experience


By Rich Place A local couple is turning a vacant eyesore on Mechanic Street into a new-age coworking space to promote a sense of community and camaraderie amongst stay-at-home employees. Joe and Ashley Lowry have spent the last several months starting Unova Coworking, a relatively new business model that will allow people who ordinarily work at home a desk they ... Read More »

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