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Just Announced: The French Connection to Appear at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest

Just Announced: The French Connection to Appear at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest

The French Connection — Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert and Richard Martin — will be appearing December 26 and 27 at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest is being held December 26-29 and is sponsored by Towne Automotive Group, Certo Brothers Distributing Company and Sgroi Financial LLC, in association with WNY Hockey Magazine. Hockey fans from Western New York, Southern Ontario and around the world will also be in downtown Buffalo during this time for the World Junior hockey tournament.

Celebrating the Christmas Season at Annunciation School

Celebrating the Christmas Season at Annunciation School

Students at Annunciation School in Elma are full of the Christmas spirit. Events this week have included a Holiday Fiesta Lunch, students performing a play about the real meaning of Christmas during morning Mass, a visit from Santa Claus and much more!

On behalf of all the students, teachers and staff, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all, and best wishes for a Happy New Year!

The Rail Barons on Board with Model Trains at the Historical Society

The Rail Barons on Board with Model Trains at the Historical Society

All on board for the holiday running of the Rail Barons display!

The Rail Barons will be in residence at the Historical Society and running the model train set-up every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 28 through Feb. 28, with a special holiday schedule that includes December 26, 28, 29, 30, and January 2.

The Rail Barons display includes HO-gauge model trains running on more than 200 feet of track, as well as a scale Erie Canal lock and 100 miniature buildings portraying Buffalo and Western New York at the turn of the 20th century.

Visitors to the train display will also enjoy access to the museum’s exhibits, including the new “Fact, Fiction & Spectacle: The Trial of Red Jacket,” which features several of the museum’s most remarkable artifacts, while telling an amazing story of one of our region’s well-known figures, the Seneca orator Red Jacket.

Annunciation School Hosts Annual Christmas Program

Annunciation School Hosts Annual Christmas Program

Pre-K through eighth grade students from Annunciation School in Elma presented their annual Christmas program in Annunciation Church on December 16. The school is located at 7580 Clinton St.

Annunciation School currently serves the following districts: Alden, Alexander, Attica, East Aurora, Cheektowaga, Depew, Iroquois, Lancaster, Orchard Park and West Seneca. For more information or to arrange a tour of the school, please call 681-1327 or visit www.annunciationschoolelma.com.

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

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Saint Benedict School in Amherst celebrated their all school annual Drummer Boy Mass on Thursday, December 16, 2010.  This year's Drummer Boy, second grader Eric Andrews and Pastor Father Joe Porpiglia share a moment in front of the altar filled with gifts donated by the students to give to LaCasa, a local center for refugees and their families.

Bayonets Before Daybreak Recreates 1813 Capture of Fort Niagara

Bayonets Before Daybreak Recreates 1813 Capture of Fort Niagara

A special walking tour set for Sunday morning, December 19 will follow in the footsteps of British soldiers who captured Fort Niagara exactly 197 years ago. The tour will be led by a uniformed War of 1812 soldier who will walk participants through the daring night attack that delivered Fort Niagara from U.S. into British hands. The soldier will also give tour participants a first-hand look at Fort Niagara's American garrison, including uniforms and equipment of U.S. War of 1812 soldiers.

The tour begins at 7:00 am, just hours after the actual assault captured the Fort on the morning of December 19, 1813. Following the tour, participants will be served breakfast at the Fort Niagara Officers Club. Attendance is limited to the first twenty people who register. Cost is $18.13 per person and must be paid in advance by calling (716) 745-7611.

For more information, consult Old Fort Niagara's website at www.oldfortniagara.org.

Christmas Program to Feature Annunciation School Students

Christmas Program to Feature Annunciation School Students

Annunciation Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host its annual Christmas program beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 16. Performed by students from Annunciation School, the event is open to the public.

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