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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


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


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


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


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


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 »



By Alicia Dziak Next week, SGI seventh graders will be displaying their Kids Can Make a Difference projects for family and friends to see. The project, which has spanned a majority of the school year, required students to partner with an organization of their choice and volunteer, as well as present their work on a tri-fold board to be displayed. ... Read More »

SGI High School to Host UNYTS Blood Drive June 1


By Ely Schosek SGI Student Reporter On Friday, June 1 there will be a blood drive at Springville High School from 7:45 a.m.- 2 p.m. and the general public is welcome. The organization that will be collecting donations is UNYTS. UNYTS’ mission statement is “Our commitment is to enhance and save lives through organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation while ... Read More »

‘Hike 4 Hunger’ June 10

The Trading Post Community Care Center will host its next fundraising effort, “Hike 4 Hunger,” on Sunday, June 10 at Sprague Brook Park. Check-in starts at 11:30 a.m. at the casino shelter and the hike begins at 12:30 p.m. Hikers are invited to sign up, ask friends and family to sponsor them and bring pledge cards/donations to check-in. Prizes will ... Read More »

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