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New Season, New Coaches for the Volleyball Teams

By Alicia Dziak As the girls’ volleyball season officially began this week, the three teams will all be under new leadership. The Varsity team will be coached by Carolyn Bell, a new-to-Springville coach, who took the position over from longtime coach Kristen Hughey. Bell grew up in Gowanda and has coached in Buffalo and in the midwest for many years. ... Read More »

5 Outdoor Things to Do This Weekend

By Alicia Dziak As we head into the home stretch of summer, why not make it a point to do something fun outside this weekend? The Fair The Erie County Fair runs through Sunday, Aug. 19. Check out amusement rides, animals, exhibits, games, food, interactive displays and so much more! Upcoming grandstand events include Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Truck ... Read More »

Lifepath Yoga Center Opening in September

Maria Czechowski stands inside her new yoga studio at 33 Pearl St. in Springville. Photo by Alicia Dziak.

By Alicia Dziak Promoting health, balance and longevity, the Lifepath Yoga Center will soon open its doors right here in Springville. Owner Maria Czechowski and her husband purchased the building at 33 Pearl St. after searching for just the right location. Czechowski, who also owns a yoga studio in Holland, was looking for a second studio in a less rural ... Read More »

Looking for something new to do? Try SUP in WNY!

By Alicia Dziak Standup Paddleboarding, also known as SUP, is an outdoor water sport that continues to rise in popularity and involves a rider standing up on a large board and using a paddle to move through the water. According to, “SUP is a subclass of paddleboarding, a broader concept that also includes the use of arms while kneeling, ... Read More »

Springville Sisters and Their Pigs Heading to State Fair

From left: Lilly Underberg and her pig, Tango; Ella Underberg and her pig, Oscar. Photos by Alicia Dziak.

By Alicia Dziak When you live in a community like Springville known for its agriculture, it’s no wonder so many local kids spend their childhood raising animals. This time of year, it’s all about the fairs — a time to show off months of hard work and learn some life lessons in the process. Sisters Lilly and Ella Underberg, SGI ... Read More »

Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival Coming Aug. 19


By Alicia Dziak Music and art await at the sixth annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival! Held from 2 to 7 p.m., this festival will celebrate a day of creativity. Just a short drive into the hills off Route 219 between Springville and Ellicottville lies one of the largest and oldest sculpture parks in the country, Griffis Sculpture Park. Since ... Read More »

Get Ready for the Erie County Fair! SGI Grad Manages ‘The Best 12 Days of Summer’


By Alicia Dziak Dubbed “The Best 12 Days of Summer,” the Erie County Fair returns Aug. 8-19 for its 179th year, celebrating 150 of those years in Hamburg. The Erie County Fair has many ties to Springville, both past and present. Not only was the fair held in Springville the year before it moved to Hamburg, but this year at ... Read More »

August Means Fun in Springville


By Alicia Dziak August is a month full of summertime activities, special events and long days of fun. Whether you like an action-packed day of outdoor adventure, a relaxing evening of live music and tasty desserts or a competitive day on the golf course, Springville has got you covered this August! Special Events If you like live music, you’re in ... Read More »

Beer, Beats and Yoga Aug. 11

By Alicia Dziak If you’re familiar with rSpace, you know that their staff is always thinking outside of the box when it comes to fitness. The Colden-based studio offers a variety of classes and special events to keep patrons active and energized. On Saturday, Aug. 11, rSpace is hosting their second annual Beer, Beats and Yoga event. The event is ... Read More »

Race Rundown: Amazing Races This August

By Alicia Dziak It’s August, the height of summer and the height of race season. With so many great upcoming runs to take part in this month, make your plans, get registered, and get ready to cross that finish line! On Saturday, Aug. 4, the Christine Padasak Memorial Autism Awareness 5K & Fun Walk 5K returns to Springville. This race ... Read More »

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