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The Grand Valley Hotel was located on Route 27 directly across from Main Street (now Eldred Center Road.) It was originally built in 1879 and burnt down in 1883. The Gerow family rebuilt the hotel in 1884. It had 24 rooms. 

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Bill Sparks opened a general store on Route 27 better known as the ‘Grand Valley Store.’ This popular pit stop was built in the 1940s. It sold groceries and was also a gas station. The store had many owners over the years beginning with Sparks, then Clyde Allen, Alton Sage, Andy Neeley and B…

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I had the pleasure of visiting with my Great Aunt Helen Nelson and Great Uncle Bob Morrison this past weekend. They came from a family of nine, one of which was my grandfather, William Birchard. I never got the chance to meet him but he left me with ten aunts/uncles and numerous cousins.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope everyone is enjoying the day with their loved ones. Most of the local kids have school off today and celebrated the holiday yesterday in class. They decorated their own box or bag to exchange Valentine cards with their classmates. 

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I’m sure everyone in Grand Valley has a memory associated with our little town’s church. It’s been one of the village’s landmarks for over 100 years. It began as a single chapel in 1888. The community later came together to build the addition to have a fellowship hall and Sunday school rooms.

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Tis’ the season for traditions. This weekend begins rifle deer season. This is the first time that Pennsylvania hunters will head out on Saturday morning instead of Monday. This has interrupted many lifelong hunting traditions. The Savitz family would always get together on the Saturday befo…

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Growing up in Grand Valley is something I am thankful for. Small towns instill simplicity and residents are like family. Thanksgiving is a good time to stop and really think about the blessings we are given. The most important things in life aren’t things at all, they are the people in which…

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Four members of Sanford Saddles and Spurs will leave to compete at the State level 4H show in Harrisburg. Salenah Drake and her pony, Curly’s Grand Mystique, will be showing in Mini in-hand Trail Jr. Bryceton Maillie will be showing his horse, Raisin the Boy, in Cutback horse Sr. Hialeah Sta…

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It’s been a few decades since the Grand Valley area has had a section in the newspaper. My grandmother, Ardath Savitz, wrote the local news from 1985 to 1990. The last “Grand Valley Sanford Area News” column was in 1999.