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Fourth- and fifth-graders to present ‘Kid Flix’ musical Feb. 7

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Fourth- and fifth-grade students will present a musical titled “Kid Flix” next Thursday, Feb. 7.

By Elyana Schosek, Student Reporter All are welcome to attend a musical presented by 62 Springville Elementary fourth and fifth graders titled “Kid Flix” on Thursday, Feb. 7. Under the direction of their music teacher, Donna Benstead, the students have been preparing since Oct. 11. “I knew the students would really enjoy learning the songs and choreography to bring the music ... Read More »

‘Chicks with Hits’ tour coming to casino Feb. 9

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Three of the biggest female country artists are bringing their “Chicks with Hits” tour to the Seneca Allegany Events Center Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Shown are country artists Terri Clark (left), Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss.

By Deb Everts Three of country music’s biggest female stars are bringing their “Chicks With Hits” tour to the Seneca Allegany Events Center Saturday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. Country greats Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss will be on stage together performing their fans’ favorite hit songs from their legendary careers with acoustic guitars, a little bit of ... Read More »

Goetz takes home three golds from Bristol races

For the U16-19 races at Bristol, four Kissing Bridge girls came in the top 5, Grace Grancy, Hannah Goetz, Sydney Minier and Abi Fischer.

By Caitlin Croft The second weekend of U14 Excelsior Cup racing was a bit closer to home for most athletes. There were two Slaloms, one held at Kissing Bridge in Glenwood and the other held at Buffalo Ski Club. Mother Nature made for some interesting conditions both days. There was plenty of snow, which meant a soft track and made ... Read More »

Andrew Collins Trio to perform at SCA Feb. 8

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The Andrew Collins Trio, comprised of Collins, Mike Mezzatesta and James McEleney, will perform at the Springville Center for the Arts on Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

By Alex Simmons Coming to the Springville Center for the Arts on Feb. 8, the Andrew Collins Trio will bring music to our ears at 7:30 p.m. The band, based in Toronto, has toured around Canada and the United States, as well as “Germany, Czech Republic, Israel, Australia and more.” You may already know Andrew Collins from his work with ... Read More »

Empire State Winter Games torch relay travels through Springville area

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The Empire State Winter Games torch was handed off to Jack Schleyer, of Springville, at Kissing Bridge Monday as part of the annual torch relay across the state.

By Kellen M. Quigley On its way to Lake Placid for the opening ceremony to the annual Empire State Winter Games (ESWG), the ceremonial torch began its several-hundred-mile journey earlier this week in Western New York. Heading out from Holiday Valley in Ellicottville on Sunday, Jan. 27, the torch passed through Springville Monday on its route to Kissing Bridge before ... Read More »

A Look Back: The old village newspapers


By Jolene Hawkins Looking back to when you might have heard, “Extra! Extra, Read all about it!” Back to the days where there was no radios, no TV and no Internet to find out what was happening or to advertise, you had the local newspapers. There were people living in this area as early as 1807, the first child was ... Read More »

Life of Civil War soldier from Springville to be presented Jan. 30

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, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Lucy Bensley Center. Jolene Hawkins, research assistant at the Lucy Bensley Center, will present the life of John P. Myers, from his service and imprisonment during ... Read More »

Fins and Feathers on display at Olmsted gallery

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Works of the natural world like this will be on display as part of local artist Bruce Morrell’s solo exhibit at the Harold L. Olmsted gallery’s first exhibition of 2019. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Jan. 26.

Trompe-l’œil (French for “deceive the eye”) is an art technique that creates an optical illusion where painted objects exist in three dimensions. This technique will be highlighted by local artist Bruce Morrell in his solo exhibit at the Harold L. Olmsted gallery’s first exhibition of 2019. “The small details and intricacies found in nature fascinate me. As an avid birder ... Read More »

MacQueen named National Outstanding Nordic Patroller for 2018

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Carrying her backpack filled with emergency supplies, MacQueen is shown on the Art Rosco Ski Trail, near Summit, at Allegany State Park.

By Deb Everts Mary MacQueen, patrol director and instructor for Allegany State Park’s (ASP) Nordic Ski Patrol, has been chosen by the National Ski Patrol to receive the “National Outstanding Nordic Patroller for 2018” award. She will be presented with the award at a ceremony held in her recognition at Allegany State Park’s Red House Administration Building, Jan. 26. MacQueen ... Read More »

Snowmobilers thankful that snow storm opened trails

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Snowmobilers are excited that last weekend's snow laid down a solid base to allow the region's trails to open.

By Rick Miller That collective sigh of relief heard across the region over the weekend was from snow-starved, die-hard snowmobilers hitting the trails for the first time this season. The general snowstorm that struck Western New York on Saturday left enough snow in its wake to open hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails in the surrounding area. Dozens of businesses ... Read More »

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