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Moonlight Snowshoe Tour at Griffis Sculpture Park

Showshoe under the moonlight, eat great food and jam out to some fine live music on March 3 at Grifis Sculpture Park.  $50 covers snowshoe rental; some of the best local chili, cookies and snacks; a moonlit snowshoe tour of Sculpture Park; and live music afterward.  During the tour, snowshoers will be stopping at some of the sculptures to learn ... Read More »

SGCEF Presents $30,000 Grant to SGI Technology Program


By Jennifer Weber The Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation (SGCEF) presented the SGI Technology and Engineering Program with a $30,000 grant in support of their purchase of a specialized CNC laser, which will be used across the technology, art and business curriculum at the school. The CNC Laser will allow students to make and prototype their designs to an extremely precise ... Read More »

Join the Springville Calico Club!


By Jennifer Weber Are you looking to meet more people and hang out socially once a month? Would you like to be in a club that makes a difference in our community? Well then, the Calico Club of Springville just might be your answer. And they are looking for new members to join their mission in 2018. The Calico Club ... Read More »

Trading Post SOUP-er Bowl Fundraiser Feb. 3

Over the last several years the Trading Post Community Care Center has seen a rise the number of families, especially seniors and working families needing help with food, clothing, housing, and other basic needs. They consistently serve over 5,000 hot meals per year and logging in more than 1,000 volunteer hours to accomplish this work.  In our rural area, many ... Read More »

Swing Dance for a Good Cause Feb. 10

It’s time to break out the old zoot suit and dust off your dancing shoes for the annual Valentine’s Day Swing Dance at the Family Life Center at the First United Methodist Church at 474 E. Main St. in Springville on Saturday, Feb. 10. Live music by the Springville Jazz Orchestra will begin at 7 p.m. The 40s-themed dance will ... Read More »

Springville Sleeping Bag Project Aims to Warm the Homeless


By Rich Place About a dozen volunteers last Saturday donated their morning to create sleeping bags — made from recycled materials — intended to be used for the area’s homeless population. The Springville Sleeping Bag Project, an unofficial branch of a larger national movement, has held a handful of meetings since early last year. But this past month’s meeting was ... Read More »

Meals on Wheels Seeks Volunteers in Springville


By Alicia Dziak If you are looking for a way to truly make a difference right here in Springville, Meals and Wheels for WNY is in need of volunteers. Since 1969, Meals on Wheels for WNY, a non-profit agency, has been serving the Greater Buffalo area, to provide homebound seniors and disabled individuals with hot, healthy meals every day. The ... Read More »

A New Chapter Begins at the Trading Post Community Care Center


By Jennifer Weber Kicking off a fresh start for the new year, the Trading Post Community Care Center, now under the direction of the Hamburg Wesleyan Church, held a rededication ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 3 with the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce and Arcade Area Chamber of Commerce. Peggy Austin, the new director of the Trading Post, explained that ... Read More »

First United Methodist Church Installs Blessing Box


By Alicia Dziak The First United Methodist Church of Springville has introduced a new way to help your neighbors— the Blessing Box, a wooden box filled with many necessities that are free for anyone and everyone. The idea for the Blessing Box came from Michele Pellette of Orchard Park’s Presbyterian Church, who found the idea on Pinterest. Her good friend, ... Read More »

Snowshoes and Softball Jan. 27


By Alicia Dziak Snowshoes are great for trekking over deep snow, and navigating wintry trails. But are they useful in a game of softball? Well, now’s your chance to give it a try! On Saturday, Jan. 27, it’s time for the 14th annual Springville Snowshoe Softball Tournament to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Springville. Grab your friends and ... Read More »

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