Last week, there was a post on the Springville Auction facebook page that mentioned the Gentner Commission Auction closing its doors indefinitely. That looks as though that may have been turned around however.
Sad news comes from Springville today as the announcement was made that Gentner Commission Auction will be closing it's doors indefinitely. The announcement was made earlier today on the Gentner Auction facebook page.
Yesterday we told you that the old 219 bridge that for many years was the main connection for travelers heading to Ellicottville from Springville was going to be imploded. This morning it happened. Watch footage of the implosion here.
When I was growing up, there was a big debate in Springville on whether or not the state should continue the 219 expansion project beyond the Village of Springville. A few years ago, the project began and the highway was extended a few miles up the road over the Cattaraugus Creek Gorge. Now, there is an old bridge that used to connect Springville to Cattaraugus that needs to be replaced.
This is real life.
Imagine being a police officer and having to pull someone over and realizing their plates aren't working in the system. She has no front license plate, just a back one so you go to the back to brush off the snow on it and it's a painted piece of cardboard to look like a New York license plate...
High school football - It's what we used to LIVE for when I lived in Springville. It was with good reason. It was exciting to get out on that field on a friday night under the lights. People would talk about the chances of a championship at the barber shop and at the grocery store. This is my hometown.
I was born and raised in Springville. I lived there for about 25 years and never knew the significance behind the term "Fiddler's Green." It's in the name of one of the town's nursing homes, a park and now a bluegrass festival that is coming back this Saturday.
My buddy's brother and sister-in-law own a dairy farm down in Springville, which is not easy work by any means. But I was like a kid in a candy shop when I got to go around the farm (until I nearly volunteered myself to work).