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Schuster and Great Automobile Race’s 110th Anniversary Marked in Village

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By Rich Place A collection of antique cars arrived in Springville last week as part of a celebration of the life of George Schuster and the 110th anniversary of The Great Automobile Race from New York to Paris. The cars were parked Friday morning in front of the Concord Mercantile building on Franklin Street as their drivers and other interested ... Read More »

Celebrate the Season: Create a Festive Fourth

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By Mary Heyl America celebrates 242 years of freedom this Wednesday on Independence Day! Whether you’re celebrating this weekend, on July 4, or next weekend, there are so many great ways to create a special gathering with family and friends. Read on for tasty recipes that will keep for days for whenever you plan to celebrate and a colorful, firework-themed ... Read More »

SGI Graduates 164 in 188th Commencement

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By Rich Place Being compared to pieces of wood probably wasn’t exactly how the Class of 2018 at Springville-Griffith Institute thought they’d spend some of their time at commencement on Saturday, but senior class president Mallory Robel made the analogy work. She was the master of ceremonies during the school’s 188th annual commencement for the 164 graduates who walked across ... Read More »

SGI Deemed Better Fit if West Valley Pursues Merger

By Rich Place The West Valley School Board and interested community members last week learned the Springville-Griffith Institute School District would be a better fit than Ellicottville should West Valley pursue a merger. Dr. William Silky of education consultants Castallo & Silky on June 21 went so far to note that a West Valley/Ellicottville merger is not a good fit ... Read More »

Ellicottville Championship Rodeo Coming July 5-8

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By Rich Place It’s almost time for the rodeo to come into town for the 30th consecutive year on Sommerville Valley Road just south of the village of Ellicottville. The Ellicottville Championship Rodeo is scheduled to take place right after the July 4 holiday, with four shows scheduled from July 5 to 8. Fireworks are scheduled for the three evening ... Read More »

The Club, SYI Officials Inform Concord Town and Village Boards About Merger

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By Rich Place Officials from Springville Youth Incorporated (SYI) and the former Boys & Girls Club of Springville provided both the Springville Village Board and Concord Town Board with an update at their respective meetings on the groups’ impending merger. Wende Pukay, SYI president, and Bill Gugino, president of The Club of Springville, were present at the June 14 town ... Read More »

First Shop Local in the Park Event Set for June 27

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By Rich Place Officials at the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce are planning a new monthly event in hopes of showcasing local businesses in a fun and exciting way. The free event, currently called Shop Local in the Park, will take place the last Wednesday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. in Heritage Park near Franklin Street in ... Read More »

Generator Expected to be Installed This Year at Senior Center

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By Rich Place The Concord Senior Center is expected to have a generator installed sometime this year after the Concord Town Board during its June 14 meeting gave the green light to accept a $50,000 grant for its purchase and installation. Installing the generator likely this autumn will allow the senior center to be used as a warming shelter in ... Read More »

After Years as Tenants, Bread of Life Purchases Its Campus

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By Rich Place The Bread of Life Outreach (BOLO) Center officially belongs in the hands of the organization that bears its name. The group earlier this month announced it purchased the former Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, located at 8745 Supervisor Ave. in Colden, from the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. BOLO had been utilizing the property from the ... Read More »

Village Board Hears Road Repair Update

By Rich Place Following a public hearing on 37 South Central Ave. that spanned more than an hour and a brief update from The Club president Bill Gugino on his organization’s pending merger with Springville Youth Incorporated (SYI), the Springville Village Board on Monday proceeded to the rest of the items on its agenda during its regular meeting. The meeting ... Read More »

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