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Marie's Famous First of the Year Flea Market

 

Sat. Jan 78 am to 3 pm.A Fun flea market with something for everyone. Collectibles, jewelry, holiday items, crafts, books, postcards, household items, china, glass, cosmetics, clothing, figurines, toys, and lots of other great stuff. Friendly dealers, fair prices, convenient location with plenty of parking. h/c accessVFW Post-Harvey D Morin, 965 Center Rd, West Seneca 14224716-667-3571

 

Sweet Home School Board Recognized for Regional Partnership

Sweet Home School Board Recognized for Regional Partnership

The Sweet Home Central School District was recognized for their longstanding efforts to regionally partner with neighboring school districts through a collaborative known as Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). Board of Education members were present at Erie 1 BOCES Northtowns Academy in Tonawanda as they heard from a Sweet Home resident, Rashaad Rogers, and accepted a plaque on behalf of the district.

Approximately 70 Sweet Home Central School District students attend BOCES instructional programs for alternative education, career and technical education and special education. Through this collaborative partnership, the school district has been able to contain spending while affording students additional opportunities for learning.  Fifty-eight of those students are enrolled in 17 of BOCES' 27 career and technology programs. From dental labs to electrical systems, BOCES provides classes at three, state-of-the-art, regionally-based centers.

Erie 1 BOCES and Amherst Collaborate to Find Cost Efficiencies

Erie 1 BOCES and Amherst Collaborate to Find Cost Efficiencies

School Board Recognized for Regional Partnership

Erie 1 BOCES and Amherst Collaborate to Find Cost Efficiencies

The Amherst Central School District was recognized for their longstanding efforts to regionally partner with neighboring school districts through a collaborative known as Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). Board of Education members were present at Erie 1 BOCES Northtowns Academy in Tonawanda as they watched a video address from Amherst student, Erin Wos, and accepted a plaque on behalf of the district.

Erin Wos is a senior at Amherst Central High School and is enrolled in Erie 1 BOCES' Introduction to Nursing program at the Harkness Career & Technical Center in Cheektowaga. She spoke to the Amherst School Board about the opportunities afforded to her by attending the regional program.

Mentoring Scores Big in Western New York

Mentoring Scores Big in Western New York

BUFFALO, N.Y.— First Niagara kicked off National Mentoring Month with yesterday’s announcement that 18 area non-profits will receive a total of $150,000 as part of the company’s fifth annual Mentoring MattersSM program. During a news conference held at the First Niagara Center, bank leaders emphasized the importance of mentoring and the need for every Western New York child to have a caring adult in his or her life.

The Buffalo Sabres also joined in on the mentoring celebration, skating with students from Enterprise Charter School in Buffalo, N.Y., on the First Niagara Center ice.

Mentoring Matters is First Niagara’s charitable giving program that provides critical financial and volunteer support for mentoring efforts conducted throughout the Northeast. In 2011, Mentoring Matters topped the $2.5 million total grant mark in Upstate New York – positively impacting more than 46,000 youth in more than 200 organized mentoring programs.

Mary Queen of Angels School to Host Blood Drive this Friday

Mary Queen of Angels School to Host Blood Drive this Friday

The Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS) Donate Life Express Bus will be at Mary Queen of Angels School, 170 Rosewood Terrace, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, to hold a community blood drive. The bus will be parked in the parking lot of Queen of Martyrs Church, located directly in front of the school at 180 George Urban Blvd.

Zambito Family Takes Top Honors in Contest

Zambito Family Takes Top Honors in Contest

 

TONAWANDA, NY - 2 On Your Side's Kevin O'Neill had some fun with the Zambito family, winners of the WGRZ 2011 Home for the Holidays light display contest, on Thursday's Daybreak show. Click on the video link above to see his interview with the whole clan ... including Noah, the dog.

 

NOCO Express Donates More Than $2,000 to Food Bank of WNY

NOCO Express Donates More Than $2,000 to Food Bank of WNY

NOCO Express Stores presented representatives from the Food Bank of Western New York with a donation of $2,126 to help feed those in need this holiday season. From November 14 through November 30, NOCO donated ten cents from every cup of Nickel City Roast Coffee sold at its 32 locations to the Food Bank.

“This is the second year NOCO has partnered with the Food Bank of Western New York to donate a portion of our Nickel City Roast Coffee sales to help feed those most in need in our community,” said Michael F. Newman, NOCO executive vice president. “Fighting hunger in Western New York is important 365 days a year, but the need is especially great during the holidays.”

The Food Bank of Western New York collects and distributes food to its 400 member agencies in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, distributing one million pounds of food per month, assisting 100,000 people in need.