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Tee Off in a Golf Tournament This Summer


By Mary Heyl Hit the golf course for glory and a great cause this summer! Throughout Cattaraugus and Erie counties, golf courses will be hosting a variety of tournaments that you can take part in. Embrace your competitive side and raise money for local scholarship awards, the EVL Memorial Library and more. On Wednesday, July 11, Holiday Valley is hosting ... Read More »

Springville Fiddle Fest July 28


This year, the Springville Country and Blue Grass Festival features 12 bands along with historic demonstrators, vendors, food trucks, clogging by the WNY Clogging Association, and new this year, an Antique Car Cruise-In.  The event starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 28 and runs until 6 p.m. that evening on Franklin Street in Springville at Fiddlers Green Park, Heritage ... Read More »

New Pastor Leads Congregation at S1UMC


By Rich Place The Springville First United Methodist Church welcomed a new pastor this week, as Rev. Matthew French preached his first sermon at the church on Sunday. French, who most recently served as senior pastor at Bergen United Methodist Church about 20 miles west of Rochester, replaces Pastor Kevin Costner, who was moved by the district to churches in ... Read More »

July Race Rundown

By Alicia Dziak Running season is upon us, which means dozens of local races to satisfy your competitive side! Check out these races happening in July: On Saturday, July 7 at 9 a.m., head to Ripley’s Race To Wellness, a 5K and 1-mile Kids Race at Ripley Town Building, 1 Park Ave. (North State St.) in Ripley. The Children’s Fun ... Read More »

Outdoor Summer Concerts

July 6-8, Blue Heron Music Festival, Sherman, N.Y. July 10: Barenaked Ladies, Better Than Ezra & KT Tunstall, Artpark July 12: Arrested Development, Canalside Buffalo July 12: Mercantile Musicians (country, bluegrass and country gospel), Fiddlers Green Park, Springville July 13: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Darien Lake July 17: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Drive By Truckers & The Marcus King Band, Artpark July 19: ... Read More »

The 2018 Beach Bucket List


By Alicia Dziak It’s summer, which means filling long days with fun in the sun. While the possibilities are endless, there’s nothing quite like a day at the beach. Whether you like to splash in the water or stay on shore building sandcastles or collecting sea glass, the beaches of Western New York offer something for everyone this summer. Lake ... Read More »

Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park Continues July 11


Want to learn how to kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike? Do you enjoy hiking, bird watching or nature photography? Allegany State Park is offering informative, hands-on free clinics as part of Outdoor Adventure Series. The public is invited to join in every month as various outdoor enthusiasts share their knowledge and passion of their favorite activity. Series ... Read More »

U16 Girls/U12 Boys Continue Winning Streaks


By Alicia Dziak The U16 girls Avalanche continued their winning streak last week Thursday when they traveled to Tonawanda. The team played down one player to match Tonawanda’s 10, with Emma Gang making her debut in goal. For Springville, goals were scored by Shelby Stisser, Morgan Kotlarsz, Cora Boundy, Jackie Roggie and Hannah Carrow, with assists by Boundy, Carrow, Stisser ... 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 »

Celebrate Independence Day!


By Alicia Dziak The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate America, and for many, it’s just not complete without a fantastic display of fireworks. With the holiday falling mid-week, you have your choice of many shows the weekend before and also the weekend after—why not pick more than one to check out? On Wednesday, July 4, stay right ... Read More »

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