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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 »

KIDS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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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

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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 »

Kids Can Make a Difference: Easing Pain in Difficult Times

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By Alicia Dziak It’s that time of year again when SGI seventh graders are busy finishing up their Kids Can Make a Difference service projects. For a majority of the school year, students were tasked with working with an organization of their choice and completing community service hours. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing some of their ... Read More »

At 76, Glenwood’s Charlie Miess to Pedal 547 Miles for Cancer Research

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Yes, you read that headline correctly. Glenwood cyclist, Charlie Miess, 76 years young, will take off July 29 from New York City and pedal seven days, arriving in Niagara Falls on Aug. 4. He is riding to raise money for cutting-edge research at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Charlie lost his mother to ovarian cancer when she was only ... Read More »

EVGV Trail Ham and Turkey Raffle Fundraising Party

The Ellicottville – Great Valley Trail (EVGV Trail) will host its second annual Ham and Turkey Raffle Party on Sunday, June 10 at the Ellicottville American Legion Post located at 6500 Maples Rd. in Ellicottville.  The party begins at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the raffle will go to the EVGV Trail, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the ... Read More »

KIDS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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By Alicia Dziak It’s that time of year again when SGI seventh graders are busy finishing up their Kids Can Make a Difference service projects. For a majority of the school year, students were tasked with working with an organization of their choice and completing community service hours. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing some of their ... Read More »

SES Third Grader Among Area’s Top 10 Bald for Bucks Fundraisers

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By Alicia Dziak In late March, students and faculty at SES went Bald for Bucks. During this initiative, donations were solicited to raise money for Roswell Park, and in turn, kids went “bald” by getting their heads shaved in the SES gym. One of those students was third grader Brendan Safford. Brendan’s mother, Laura, was diagnosed with cancer in December, ... Read More »

SGCEF Nominated for Service Award

The Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation (SGCEF) has been nominated for a Commitment to Service Award in the upcoming VolunteerWNY Why Not You Awards which will be held on Wednesday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the The Barrel Factory,  65 Vandalia St, Buffalo. This award recognizes an organization, civic group, or student group who demonstrates excellence in volunteerism, community service, ... Read More »

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