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SGI Sports Schedule, Sept. 21-27, 2018

Friday, Sept. 21 V Girls Tennis vs Alden, 5 p.m. Mod Girls Volleyball @ Cleve Hill, 5 p.m. V Girls Soccer vs. Holland, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 Varsity Girls Volleyball Tourn @ Lake Shore, 8 a.m. Cross Country @ East Aurora Invitational, 9 a.m. V. Boys Soccer vs. Ellicottville, 10 a.m. Mod. Girls Soccer @ JFK, 10 a.m. V ... Read More »

Volleyball Sets Up for Success


By Alicia Dziak SGI’s varsity girls’ volleyball team is on their way to a successful season. “Right now, we have all seniors starters, including a junior libero,” said coach Carolyn Bell, who took the position over this season from longtime coach Kristin Hughey. Bell noted that their bench is deep as well,  with two very talented sophomores, Rachel Stressinger and ... Read More »

The History of the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home


By Jolene Hawkins Every town as it was formed had certain trades that would be established. A church or two,  schools, a general store for your dry food, canned goods, sewing items, clothes and more, maybe a newspaper office and a furniture/funeral store. Why did the same person usually run the furniture and funeral business? Because building caskets used the ... Read More »

Music and Art Highlights Colden Festival on Sept. 29 & 30

By Rich Place One of the region’s oldest art festivals will return again next weekend to celebrate the arts and music in a small-town atmosphere. The Colden Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30 throughout downtown Colden. The Belle Starr Concert, one of the marquee attractions of the weekend, takes place Saturday evening at Whelan’s Colden ... Read More »

Get Ready for Oktoberfest Sept. 29


By Alicia Dziak It might still be September, but the excitement of Oktoberfest is upon us. Springville’s very own German celebration is set for Saturday, Sept. 29, from 2 to 11 p.m. at Fireman’s Park. This annual event, held rain or shine, features food, music and fireworks. Back for its 13th year, Springville’s Oktoberfest originated when board member Jeanne Ellis, ... Read More »

Girls and Boys XC Teams Take Second at West Seneca West Invitational


Submitted by Coach Chad Russell Last weekend, SGI’s girls and boys cross country teams competed at the West Seneca West Invitational held at Sunshine Park.   The girls team placed second out of 15 teams in the small school division.  Sonya Krezmein led the team, placing 3rd overall, with Hannah Goetz finishing 4th.  Jaime Dickenson, Erin Drewiga and Evelyn Smith ... Read More »

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program Looking for Volunteers

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers have made a difference for 51 years in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on ... Read More »

Healthy Community Alliance Program Helps Seniors Pay for Healthy Food

Healthy Community Alliance (HCA) has been awarded funding to continue its program that helps older adults apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. SNAP helps over 4 million people age 60+ buy healthy food at their local store or market every day. “It is important for older people to get the nutrition they need to maintain their health. Even ... Read More »

Festival Season Is Here!


By Alicia Dziak Fall means festival season, a time to decorate for the changing seasons and get a jump on that holiday shopping. Unique handmade gifts are around every corner, and exploring one of the area’s arts and crafts shows is the ideal way to spend a day. On Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., head to the ... Read More »

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