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Annunciation Students Donate 906 Pounds of Food to Food Bank of WNY

Annunciation Students Donate 906 Pounds of Food to Food Bank of WNY

The spirit of giving was truly evident Wednesday as students and parents from Annunciation School in Elma delivered 906 pounds of food to the Food Bank of WNY! Special thanks to the local community for their contributions as well.

Offering academic programs for students in Pre-K3 through Grade 8, Annunciation currently serves the following school districts: Iroquois, Lancaster, Alden, East Aurora, West Seneca, Depew, Cheektowaga, Orchard Park, Alexander and Attica. For more information or to arrange a tour of the school, located at 7580 Clinton St., please call 681-1327. 

Annunciation School “touches hearts, teaches minds and transforms lives!” 

HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest Coming to Downtown Buffalo

HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest Coming to Downtown Buffalo

The world is coming to Buffalo ... and we’re throwing a party!

HockeyTowne USA Fan Fest, four days of fun for kids, moms, dads and hockey enthusiasts, is coming to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in downtown Buffalo December 26-29. Admission is just $5 per person, and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult admission.

A private VIP party featuring The Boys of Summer will be held on Sunday, December 26. HockeyTowne USA Fan Fest will then open to the public from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, December 27 and Tuesday, December 28, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 29.

There's something for everyone!

National Grid Offers Energy, Money-Saving Tips for Safe, Bright Holiday

National Grid Offers Energy, Money-Saving Tips for Safe, Bright Holiday

National Grid customers don’t have to be Scrooges to save money on lighting and festivities this holiday season.  By following some simple energy efficiency and safety tips, customers can benefit from a more environmentally friendly, safe and cost-effective season.


Save Big on Lighting

Over the past few years, new lighting alternatives have become available that may cost more initially, but cost much less to maintain and operate.  Energy-efficient miniature or light-emitting diode (LED) lights use considerably less energy than traditional lighting technology. The list below provides customers with the potential costs associated with each type of lighting.

Family Fun!

Family Fun!

HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest Coming Soon!!!


Hockey AND Family Fun! Does it get any better than that??? You don’t have to wait much longer! Join us for the HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest, a once-in-a-lifetime family fun event!


WHEN:    Mon. 12/27 10am–9pm, Tues. 12/28 10am–9pm, Wed. 12/29 10am-5pm 

WHERE:  Buffalo Niagara Convention Center 

COST:               Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are free, with each paid adult admission.


Santa Serves Up Pancakes at Amherst Applebee's to Benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation

Santa Serves Up Pancakes at Amherst Applebee's to Benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurant in Amherst, NY is currently selling tickets for its “Breakfast with Santa” fundraiser, scheduled for Saturday, December 11 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Each ticket is $5 and includes pancakes, bacon, coffee and juice. Santa Claus will be on hand at area Applebee’s joining the festivities and 100 percent of proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the local Make-A-Wish Foundation chapter. 

Tickets for “Breakfast with Santa” are now available at any of the Applebee’s locations across Western New York including the Amherst restaurant at 1641 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14228. Last year, Applebee’s restaurants across New York State and Connecticut raised nearly $38,000 through its “Breakfast with Santa” event.

Saint Benedict School to Celebrate the Drummer Boy Mass

St. Benedict School is having their annual Drummer Boy Mass on Thursday, December 16, 2010 in the church at 10am.  St. Benedict School is located at 3980 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226.  The whole student body and faculty process into the church bringing wrapped Christmas Gifts to be given to La Casa – a local refugee house in Buffalo. 

The music from ‘The Drummer Boy’ is played and a special 2nd grade boy is chosen as the Drummer Boy to lead the procession. This special annual tradition at St. Benedict School will surely grip your heart and will remind you of the true meaning of Christmas. 

Resource Fair: How Do I Get There?

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- The resource fair is for students and individuals with disabilities who are transitioning to adulthood. Agencies partcipating will include those who provide services and support in the areas of employment, education, health, housing, self-advocacy, and social/recreational. Contact us by phone at (716) 332-4170 or toll-free at (866) 277-4762. You can register online.

Date: January 8, 2011

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.