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St. Benedict School Fundraiser $10,000 Top Prize

St. Benedict School Fundraiser $10,000 Top Prize

St. Benedict School, 3980 Main St., at the corner of Eggert Road in Amherst, is hosting its annual Dare to Dream school fundraiser at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015. 

This event will allow patrons the opportunity to win a grand prize of $10,000.  Admission is $25 and includes drinks and an unlimited array of food selections.  In addition to cash prizes, there will be over 80 theme baskets, silent and live auctions.   A special preview night will be held at the school Friday, March 27 from 5-8:00 p.m. 

This year’s auction items include a hotel and ticket package to a Yankees game, a week’s stay in the Outerbanks, separate Disney and Seneca Niagara Casino packages, and much more.  Tickets are available during the preview night, at the door, or by calling the school at 716-835-2518.  Any questions, call the school or email schoolinfo@saintbenedicts.com.

 

Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo Returns to Former Hearthstone Manor Site

Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo Returns to Former Hearthstone Manor Site

 

WNY Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo 15, the area’s largest biannual sports card and memorabilia show with more than 100 tables of merchandise, returns to the Grapevine Banquet Hall (formerly the Hearthstone Manor), 333 Dick Road, Depew, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29.

Vendor tables will feature new and vintage sports cards, non-sports cards, packs, autographs, game programs, yearbooks, pennants, videos, vintage photos and much more. The event will feature local and out-of-state vendors, as well as dealers who are new to this show. Admission is just $3. 

MQA Students Get a Taste of Foreign Language Week

MQA Students Get a Taste of Foreign Language Week

 

Students and staff at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School are celebrating Foreign Language Week March 9-13 with a variety of fun and educational multicultural events. From games and quizzes to dance lessons, foreign films and a scavenger hunt, it promises to be an exciting week!

Hochul Reviews State’s Campus Sexual Assault Policy With Daemen Community

Hochul Reviews State’s Campus Sexual Assault Policy With Daemen Community

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul discussed a new Cuomo administration effort related to campus sexual assault prevention and policies at New York State’s private colleges at a March 5 meeting with members of the Daemen College community.

Hochul’s visit to Daemen was the first to take place at a Western New York private college as part of a statewide tour to talk about elements of the proposed legislation. With this, a new state policy implemented in December at SUNY campuses would be extended to include private colleges statewide so that uniform procedures and guidelines are in place at both private and public institutions.

Mary Queen of Angels School Turns to Community for ‘Wish List’ Assistance

Mary Queen of Angels School Turns to Community for ‘Wish List’ Assistance

 

On the heels of two generous donations from the community — a flat screen television from a local business and art supplies from a WNY resident — Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School has created a “wish list” with the hope of obtaining more useful items for the school.

Compiled by teachers and staff at Cheektowaga’s only Catholic school, the list includes the following new or gently used items:

• Age-appropriate DVDs 

Art Project Introduces MQA Students to the Work of Norman Rockwell

Art Project Introduces MQA Students to the Work of Norman Rockwell

 

Social media played a prominent role in an interesting and creative student art project currently under way at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga.

It started in January when a member of the school’s faculty spotted an ad on Craigslist offering approximately four dozen Norman Rockwell collectible plates free to a good home. The Boston, N.Y., resident who donated the plates just wanted them to go somewhere where they would be appreciated.

Good News for 529 Plan Savers: More Investment Flexibility

Call it a holiday gift. Thanks to legislation passed in December, beginning in 2015, owners of 529 accounts will be able to change the investment options on their existing plan contributions twice per calendar year instead of just once. This increased flexibility is a welcome option for parents and grandparents who use 529 plans to save for their children's or grandchildren's college education.

Previously, if an account owner had exhausted his or her once-per-year investment change allowance, the only way to change investment options again on existing contributions in the same year was to change the beneficiary of the account, which may not have been desirable or feasible.