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SGI musical society to perform ‘Mamma Mia!’ starting March 8

The SGI Musical Society’s production of “Mamma Mia!” will premiere next weekend with three performances beginning March 8. Tickets start at $7.

By Alex Simmons Get ready to go back to the 1970s and groove with the Springville-Griffith Institute High School Musical Society’s production of “Mamma Mia!” with performances beginning next weekend. Inspired by the music of ABBA written by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, the story follows a young woman named Sophie who is “commiting matrimony” at 20. Rehearsals began in ... Read More »

SCA’s ‘Music Man’ auditions begin March 4

Auditions for the Springville Center for the Arts next production of “The Music Man” are set for March 4 and 5. Director Don Wesley is returning to Springville Center for the Arts to direct the musical with shows this May. Last year, Wesley, along with music director Doris Jones, directed the sold-out musical “Annie.” “I’d very much like to continue ... Read More »

Life of Civil War soldier from Springville to be presented Wednesday at Lucy Bensley Center

The life of an influential Springville resident who fought in the Civil War and had a noteworthy post-war life in his hometown will be presented on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Lucy Bensley Center in Springville. The presentation was originally scheduled to be presented Jan. 30 but was postponed due to inclement weather. Jolene Hawkins, research assistant ... Read More »

What’s happening at the Springville Center for the Arts in March

Many creative opportunities are available to the public this semester at Springville Center for the Arts (SCA). The schedule includes a variety of workshops for both actors and visual artists (or “would-be” actors and artists). A theatrical play study will begin on March 6 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Facilitated by Edwin F. Heary with guest speakers, the group will ... Read More »

Goetz Takes Gold!

By Caitlin Croft U12/10/8 Athletes competed in two events this past weekend at Buffalo Ski Club and Kissing Bridge. BSC was a slalom and KB was a dual paneled slalom. A paneled slalom is where Giant Slalom Gates are used that have the “flag” between them. This is always a fun event and there is a Shoot Out at the ... Read More »

Slip down a slope at HV’s annual Penguin Paddle

Each year, people of all ages don garbage bags and slip down the slope of Yodler like penguins at the annual Penguin Paddle. The event benefits Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program that serves 200 and 250 disabled clients each season offering ski lessons and equipment to people with all disabilities, both physical and cognitive.

By Deb Everts Make like a penguin and slide down a slippery slope at this year’s annual Penguin Paddle that takes place this Saturday, Feb. 23. The slide features hundreds of fun-loving people who put on a helmet and don a black garbage bag, then slide down Yodeler Slope on their bellies like a penguin to raise money for Holiday ... Read More »

E’ville venues will rock at ‘Winter Music Jam’ this weekend


By Deb Everts Back again for the second year is Ellicottville’s newest music festival, “Winter Music Jam.” The winter event will take place this weekend, Feb. 22 and 23 at some favorite venues throughout the village. The free event presented by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Redfin Real Estate Agency is sure to please people of all ... Read More »

A Look Back: Eggs and butter

By Jolene Hawkins Looking back to the time when our foremothers came into town and sold or traded the extra eggs and butter for money. It wasn’t just Ma Ingalls that took her eggs to Oleson’s Mercantile to be sold and gathered money from Mrs. Oleson in “Little House on the Prairie.” Throughout the years, we had several stores in ... Read More »

SCA to present Simon comedy ‘Laughter on the 23rd Floor’

Performances of “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” begin Feb. 28 at the Springville Center for the Arts, 37 North Buffalo St. in Springville.

By Alex Simmons Coming to the Springville Center for the Arts next week is a 1950s semi-biographical comedy sure to provide 23 floors worth of laughs. Written by Neil Simon, “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” directed by Matt Boyle, tells the story of a group of writers in the early years of television who hysterically compete for the attention of ... Read More »

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