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Art, Adventure and Outdoor Fun This May

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By Alicia Dziak The April showers have brought May flowers and it’s time to get out and enjoy springtime in Springville and all its neighboring communities. Races, festivals, cool events and everything in between is yours for the taking this May! Get a breath of fresh air by taking a hike or bike ride around the area. Head to Griffis ... Read More »

Kids Can Make a Difference: Tennis Play Day April 30

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By Alicia Dziak Seventh grader Lily Vanuga, an avid tennis player, has found a way to combine the sport she loves with her Kids Can Make a Difference project. She will be holding a special Tennis Play Day event this Sunday to benefit the USTA Foundation. “I chose a tennis play day because I have noticed that there is limited ... Read More »

Middle School Students Make a Difference

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By Alicia Dziak It’s that time of year again when SGI 7th grade students kick it into high gear for their Kids Can Make A Difference (KCMAD) projects. These projects, chosen by the students, are a school year’s worth of research, planning and community service that culminates with a presentation later this spring. Students can work individually or in groups ... Read More »

Arts and Crafts Festival Season Kicks Off

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By Mary Heyl If you’re searching for that perfect hand-made Mother’s Day gift, looking forward to a beautiful day outdoors, or interested in supporting a great cause, there’s an arts and crafts festival taking place near you in May. Find that one-of-a-kind item and celebrate local crafters and artisans right in your own community by attending any one of (or ... Read More »

A LOOK BACK: Fiddler’s Green Park

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The First Baptist Church across from the public square or Fiddler’s Green Park about 1860. The wooden fence protected the park from wandering livestock. The gates were wooden turnstiles. By Derek M. Otto Spring has sprung and there’s a lot activity around the village. Buffalo Street is being repaved, the department of public works removed shrubs around the soldier’s monument ... Read More »

SCA Art Crawl May 6

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For one night out of the year, Main Street in Springville becomes an art gallery, with artwork in many businesses, music in surprising corners and interactive art activities sprinkled throughout.  The Annual Downtown Springville Art Crawl is Saturday, May 6 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with free activities for all ages throughout the National Register Historic District. To “crawl,” your first stop ... Read More »

Campus Series Races Begin at Sprague Brook May 10

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By Alicia Dziak Photo by Ron Grucela Mountain bikers have reason to celebrate this spring and early summer. Actually, eight reasons to celebrate. On Wednesday evenings, May 10 through June 28, the Campus Series mountain bike races will be held at Sprague Brook Park. Now in its sixth year, the race series is organized and run by Singletrackracing.com and Campus ... Read More »

Tulip Festival 5K May 13

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Looking for a great race for a great cause? On Saturday, May 13, head to the Tulip Festival 5K Run/Walk in beautiful Holland, NY. The event will take place at the Holland Community Center at 3 Legion Drive in Holland,  with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to the Holland Boys and Girls Club. The race will start and ... Read More »

Preps Made for ASP Red House Dam Project

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A comprehensive rehabilitation project of the Red House Dam will commence this summer in an effort to further provide safe and enjoyable recreation at Allegany State Park. In anticipation of this project, park staff has made arrangements to increase the size and capacity of Quaker Lake Beach to accommodate additional swimmers for the summer season. Quaker Lake offers a great ... Read More »

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