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Allegany State Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day

Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 14th year of participation. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest one-day event designed to give people a chance to give back to the public lands they love by volunteering for a few hours on a variety of service projects that enhance both the park and ... Read More »

Creek Bend Concert at Collins Library

The Collins Public Library will host bluegrass musicians Creek Band during a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. The Buffalo-based band has been serving up bluegrass music for 30 years. The group features banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, harmonica and accordion. The band includes Phil Banaszak on fiddle, who was inducted into the North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Pools Open Through Labor Day

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By Alicia Dziak Make a splash this weekend at the Holiday Valley pool complex! It’s your last chance of the season, as the pools are only open only through Labor Day. The pool complex includes three pools—a lap pool, a kiddie pool and an activity pool featuring a slide and diving board. In addition, many deck games are set up ... Read More »

Mud, Sweat ‘n’ Gears to Open New Location in East Aurora

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By Rich Place Familiar faces to the ski and snowboard community in Ellicottville are opening a second location in East Aurora in the longtime home of an established ski shop. The husband-and-wife team of Miguel Azcarate and Kimberly Reading, owners of Mud, Sweat ‘n’ Gears on Monroe Street in Ellicottville, recently purchased the former Aurora Action Sports on Main Street ... Read More »

Encorus: On The Fast Track

Encorus Group was recently awarded its third consecutive Buffalo Business First Fast Track Award as the result of its 48.66 percent revenue growth over the last year. Encorus Group started as a one-person civil engineering firm in 1996 and now has over 50 employees at offices in both Springville and Buffalo, providing three distinct types of services: Engineering Design, Civil ... Read More »

Seniors’ Advice to Freshmen

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By Ely Schosek, SGI Student Reporter Transitioning from middle school to high school is a big change. Incoming freshmen have many things to be excited about, but it’s also pretty likely that they’ll have something that they’re nervous about. Once you start high school, you realize that there’s really nothing to be nervous about, and a few of this year’s incoming ... Read More »

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Announces Parking Lot Paving Project

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is announcing to its employees, patients and the general community that it will begin paving a portion of its parking lot on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The Main Street entrance and exit, main driveway, and patient parking will be affected over a period of days. This project has been in the works for several years, with donations from ... Read More »

SGI sports schedule, Aug. 24-30, 2018

Saturday, Aug. 25 V &JV Football scrimmage vs. Lew-Port @ Cardinal O’Hara HS, 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 V & JV Girls Soccer Scrimmage Fest, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 V Girls Volleyball @ Williamsville North, 1 p.m. V & JV Boys Soccer @ Eden, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 JV Girls Soccer vs. Tonawanda, 4:30 p.m. V Girls Soccer ... Read More »

New York State Fair Traces Roots to 1841

By Jolene Hawkins As I continue to research the history of fairs, next on my list was the Great New York State Fair. I was amazed to discover the first State Fair was held Sept. 29 and 30, 1841 in Syracuse. One reason the village of Syracuse was selected was because it was the center of farming interests in New ... Read More »

BOLO Celebrates Acquisition of Main Campus Property

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By Rich Place The Bread of Life Outreach (BOLO) Center at 8745 Supervisor Ave. in Colden last week officially celebrated the acquisition of its main campus with a ribbon cutting and reception that was open to the public. Although the organization has called the former Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church its home since 2009, the ribbon cutting on ... Read More »

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