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Four weeks until Pumpkinville returns

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A little girl picks out a prize pumpkin during the opening day of Pumpkinville last year. The local fall destination is set to open Sept. 14.

  By Kellen M. Quigley It’s the second week of August, so it seems a little early to be mentioning Halloween. Or is it? With some rainy and cooler weather recently, it’ll be no time at all until Pumpkinville is open for the season, which will happen in just four weeks. On Saturday, Sept. 14, the area’s most beloved fall ... Read More »

Erie County Fair’s 180th year runs through Aug. 18


By Kellen M. Quigley Dubbed “The Best 12 Days of Summer,” the Erie County Fair’s 180th year is now underway, running daily through Aug. 18. The Erie County Fair has many ties to Springville, even being held here in 1867 and Springville-Griffith Institute graduate Jessica Underberg as the current fair manager and CEO, but it’s been a summertime tradition in ... Read More »

Rock Autism Finnerty’s Golf Classic set for Aug. 24 Music Festival returning to Ellicottville Aug. 31


  By Kellen M. Quigley   The second annual Rock Autism Music Festival will be back in Ellicottville on Aug. 31, but first, a new golf tournament with the collaboration of Rock Autism and Finnerty’s Tap Room will hit the links. The inaugural Rock Autism Finnerty’s Golf Classic will kick off Aug. 24, benefitting Rock Autism’s, Inc. and the Rock ... Read More »

Springville Scouts make summer trip to Thousand Islands

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The Springville Scout Troop 524 recently took a trip to Thousand Islands in Canada where they could demonstrate the skills and values they’ve learned as well as have a little fun.

By Ely Schosek     Scouts is about character, adventure, fun, leadership and so much more, so it is only fitting that they would take trips to unique destinations. “Every year we typically do a summer trip to somewhere people normally wouldn’t go to,” said Eric Schweickert of Springville’s Troop 524. “So mostly, it’s about getting out, going somewhere and having ... Read More »

Springville’s Warner pitching strong as end nears for 3-year Oiler run

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Olean’s Kyle Warner, a Springville native, throws a pitch during the second game of a doubleheader against Syracuse on July 7 at Bradner Stadium.

By Sam Wilson   Kyle Warner wants to be able to pitch deep into games to help lead his Canisius College baseball team as a senior next spring. And by pitching late in his final few starts as an Oiler, the third-year lefty has given Olean a reliable arm in its second-half push for the New York Collegiate Baseball League ... Read More »

Third annual Springville Vol. Fire Co. event set for Sunday

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The Springville Volunteer Fire Company’s third annual summer fundraising event is set for this Sunday, July 21, and will feature many returning favorite features, including food trucks, crafters, live music and a car show.

By Kellen M. Quigley For the third year of the Springville Volunteer Fire Company’s summer fundraising event, things are continuing to grow. Of course, there will be food trucks during the event on Sunday, July 21, as well as live music, a tool raffle drawing and a car show. But this year, the event will also feature over 40 arts ... Read More »

Village Board authorizes snowmobile use on Pop Warner Trail

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The village of Springville will begin allowing snowmobiles to ride on the Pop Warner Rail Trail this winter after action by the Board of Trustees Monday. A public hearing on the issue before approval provided much discussion about the concerns and benefits of allowing sleds in the village.

By Kellen M Quigley Come this winter, snowmobilers will now be able to ride their sleds through the village of Springville on the Pop Warner Rail Trail after action from the village board this week. At its regular Monday meeting, following an hour-long public hearing on the matter, the Board of Trustees approved a local law allowing snowmobiles on the ... Read More »

Springville hoping to update Heritage Park skatepark with grant

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Springville Mayor Bill Krebs (right) discusses the possibility of a new skatepark in Springville with youth bikers who use the current outdated park Monday afternoon.

  By Kellen M. Quigley Those who like to bike and skateboard could see a new facility for just that in Heritage Park in the coming years with the help of the Tony Hawk Foundation. Local Springville and Concord officials and other community members interested in seeing a new skatepark in the village met Monday at the current skate park ... Read More »

Hyman claims another Elkdale Penn-York trophy

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Spencer Cornelius (left) of Bradford, Pa. and Sam Hyman of Arcade hold their Division I boys runner-up and winner trophies, respectively, after Week 2 of the Penn-York Junior Golf League at Elkdale Country Club in Salamanca.

By Sam Wilson A year later, the result was the same in Penn-York’s annual stop at Elkdale Country Club, with Sam Hyman atop the oldest boys division. Hyman, a recent graduate from Pioneer Central School, repeated as the Elkdale Div. I winner on the Penn-York Junior Golf League’s second tournament of the summer. He carded a 72, defeating Spencer Cornelius ... Read More »

New coach Heichberger plans SGI football’s offseason

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Springville-Griffith Institute quarterback Nick Emmick (12) receives a 
shotgun snap during a game against Depew last fall.

By Sam Wilson Mark Heichberger has a vision for the Springville-Griffith Institute varsity football team, and it doesn’t entirely have to do with the product on the field. Heichberger, who was appointed as the Griffins’ next coach in January, became a head varsity football coach for the first time after 23 years as a teacher in the district, many of ... Read More »

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