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SGI Community to ‘Pink-Out’ Pop Warner Field Oct. 12

October is breast cancer awareness month, signified by the color pink.  On Oct. 12, SGI football players, cheerleaders, and fans will be wearing pink, as the SGI Griffins take on the Pioneer Panthers in the last SGI regular home football game of the season. It’s all part of the Pink Out the Sidelines event to promote the availability of mammograms ... Read More »

EARS Offers Adoptable Pets, Cocktails and Canines Sunday

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By Alicia Dziak As one of many foster families who works with Empire Animals Rescue Society (EARS), a rescue based in Salamanca, I’ve seen first-hand all the work and countless hours of volunteer time that goes into saving animals. Since my family began fostering for them about three years ago, we have had about 20 dogs come and go from ... Read More »

Enjoy Italian Favorites at ‘Tuscan Moon’ Fundraiser

By Deb Everts “Tuscan Moon,” Ellicottville’s favorite upscale, end-of-summer dinner party is back again. As one of the most anticipated cocktail parties of the year, the fundraiser will take place Saturday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. at John Harvard’s Cabana Bar & Pool Complex at Holiday Valley. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ellicottville, this event features a delicious assortment ... Read More »

Benefit Planned for WV Graduate Following Mid-May Accident

By Rich Place As a 2009 West Valley graduate continues to recover from a mid-May car accident that has her still at Erie County Medical Center, a group of friends have organized a benefit to help pay for her medical costs. Lindsey Thomas, a district manager at Vector Marketing, was T-boned on Broadway Road in Alden on May 18, according ... Read More »

Springville Respite Program Helps Those With Memory Impairment

The Springville Respite Program began three years ago at the Springville First United Methodist Church in partnership with Springville Concord Elder Network (SCENe) and Erie County Senior Services. The program also receives training and support from the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York and is one of several free memory impairment respite programs available in the region. Each program is ... Read More »

Softball Tournament to Benefit The Club of Springville

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By Alicia Dziak Looking to satisfy your competitive side? Join in the fun on Saturday, July 28 for The Club of Springville Softball Tournament. The event takes place at the Community Park, with registraion starting at 8 a.m., with the first game at 9 a.m. A day of rounding the bases to raise money for The Club will be complemented ... Read More »

Springville Friends to Ride Across New York for Cancer Research Once Again

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By Alicia Dziak Last year, Springville’s Amy Dickinson and her friend and local running buddy, Heather Sopko, took on the challenge of the Empire State Ride, a 500+ mile cycling journey across New York State to benefit Roswell Park. This year, the pair plans to do it once again, July 29 to Aug. 4. The Empire State Ride comes on ... Read More »

After Years as Tenants, Bread of Life Purchases Its Campus

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By Rich Place The Bread of Life Outreach (BOLO) Center officially belongs in the hands of the organization that bears its name. The group earlier this month announced it purchased the former Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, located at 8745 Supervisor Ave. in Colden, from the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. BOLO had been utilizing the property from the ... Read More »

WVDP Presents Checks to WV Fire District, BCH and Mercy Flight

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By Rich Place The West Valley Fire District No. 1, along with Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville and Mercy Flight, was recently presented a check for its services on behalf of the West Valley Demonstration Project. The fire district, which oversees fire and emergency services at the project site on Rock Springs Road, was given a $70,000 check by officials ... Read More »

Barn Wood Painting by SES Art Teacher Part of June 9 Relay for Life

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By Alicia Dziak On Saturday, June 9, Relay for Life, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, returns to the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in Little Valley. Relay is no longer held in Springville like it once was, Little Valley is now the closest event of its kind. What exactly is the Relay for Life? It’s a team fundraising event ... Read More »

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