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Holiday Lights of Niagara Trail Launches New Web Site

Holiday Lights of Niagara Trail Launches New Web Site

The 2011 Holiday Lights of Niagara Trail has launched a brand new web site at www.hlntrail.com or http://holidaylightsofniagara.blogspot.com. The handsome new site was designed by Chris Stoianoff and features a thirty minute video produced by Niagara County Community College showing the beautiful displays in Hyde Park edited to holiday music. The site also has individual pages showing an aerial map of the Trail, upcoming Holiday events and a schedule of where Santa Claus will be visiting the area throughout the holiday season.   

Legislator Dixon Declares Oct. 20 Breast Cancer Awareness Day in Erie County

Legislator Dixon Declares Oct. 20 Breast Cancer Awareness Day in Erie County

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Legislator Lynne M. Dixon, Hamburg, declared October 20th Breast Cancer Awareness Day in Erie County in an effort to increase public knowledge about the importance of early detection, diagnosis and treatment.

“Sadly, many local families have been affected by breast cancer and many more will continue to fight this devastating disease. My hope is that by declaring October 20th Breast Cancer Awareness Day in Erie County residents will come together to bring attention to this issue, support research, and highlight the importance of being vigilant and getting checked,” said Legislator Dixon.

The Legislature, dressed in pink to show their support, joined Legislator Dixon in her efforts and officially declared October 20th Breast Cancer Awareness Day in Erie County during its session held in Legislative Chambers.

MQA Students Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research

MQA Students Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research

Students at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga wore pink and decorated a tree near the school entrance on October 18 to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. The students collected more than $200, which was donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Decked out in pink and decorating the tree are, from left: Daniel Koszuta of Buffalo, Kelsie Koerber of Cheektowaga, Sharice Williams of Buffalo, Gillian Fischer of Cheektowaga and Richard Cieslak of Buffalo.

Mary Queen of Angels Students Plan Chicken Dinner, Bottle Drive

Mary Queen of Angels Students Plan Chicken Dinner, Bottle Drive

The eighth-grade class at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga is sponsoring a chicken dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 4, at the school hall, 170 Rosewood Terrace. Dinners are take-out only! The cost is $9.50 pre-pay or $10 at the door.

The public can also support the eighth-grade class by donating empty returnable bottles and cans. Drop-offs will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 12, at the school gym, 170 Rosewood Terrace. 

BOCES Culinary Day Features Local Food Network Celebrities

BOCES Culinary Day Features Local Food Network Celebrities

All chefs need to start somewhere. At Erie 1 BOCES, students begin their path to culinary success as juniors in high school. On Monday, October 17, high school juniors and seniors from various school districts participated in Erie 1 BOCES' first annual Culinary Day. This event brought together students from three separate career centers located in Cheektowaga, Tonawanda and West Seneca.

Four unique demonstrations by local experts were the highlight of the morning. Visual demonstrations included a pig carving by Chef Wieszala of Carmelo’s Restaurant; ice sculpture by Chef Clemer of Ice is Nice; chocolate pastries by Chef Donaghy of The Criollo Group and cake decoration by Chef Rosen of Zillycakes.

MQA Students Collecting for Compass House

MQA Students Collecting for Compass House

 

During the month of October, the eighth-grade class at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga is sponsoring a collection for Compass House. 

Located in Buffalo, Compass House offers safe shelter and crisis counseling for runaway and homeless youth. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Compass House is in need of personal care items such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, lip balm, lotion and hand sanitizer, washcloths, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Travel-size items are encouraged.

Retro Rewind: WGR-TV, Ch. 2, 1954

Part 1 - Rare audio from WGR-TV's (WGRZ) first day of broadcasting on August 14, 1954. Featured are WGR radio host Billy Keaton and one of Ch. 2's owners, George Goodyear. This Retro Rewind features images from the collection of former WGR staff member Jack Tapson. MORE TO COME. Historic & Hip...learn more about Forgotten Buffalo at www.ForgottenBuffalo.com