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Show Us Your Stripes Receives Donation From First Student

Show Us Your Stripes Receives Donation From First Student

Leonard Ciccarelli from First Student presented a $3,000 check to Melanie Conley, Amherst Central School District business administrator, as a donation to the 3rd Annual Show Us Your Stripes event. 

Show Us Your Stripes is an all-community celebration to benefit the students, teachers, parents, alumni and neighbors of Smallwood Drive Elementary, Windermere Boulevard Elementary, Amherst Middle and Amherst High Schools. All proceeds, sponsorships and donations benefit the Amherst Central School District.

This year the event will be held on Saturday, September 26 from 7 - 9 p.m. at Daemen College Wick Social Room located at 4380 Main Street in Amherst, NY.  Tickets cost $40.  Attendees must be 21.  Dress is casual - wear stripes!  To purchase tickets, visit www.AmherstSchools.org.

All Amherst residents are invited to attend this special celebration of Amherst Schools and the Amherst Community!

Daemen Launches First Annual Town/Gown Celebration

Daemen Launches First Annual Town/Gown Celebration

Daemen College will host on Sept. 19 the institution’s first-ever Daemen Day in Amherst, an exciting new annual celebration designed to engage the college community with Main Street’s vibrant business community and to showcase all there is to offer near campus.

“For nearly 70 years, Daemen has been an integral part of Amherst, and we are proud to call this area home to our campus,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “Daemen Day in Amherst is meant to familiarize our faculty, staff, and students with the many businesses and services along Main Street, from Getzville Road to Evans Street and beyond.”

Throughout the day, the college will operate a trolley from the campus up and down Main Street, enabling all college constituents to shop, enjoy good food, hear live music, and visit the various establishments that they might not have visited in a long time.

MQA Sports Boosters to Host Annual Meat Raffle

MQA Sports Boosters to Host Annual Meat Raffle

 

The Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School Sports Boosters will host their third annual meat raffle on Friday, Sept. 25, at St. Andrew’s Church, 34 Francis Ave., Sloan. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the raffle beginning at 7 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cheektowaga school’s sports program. Tickets are just $5 pre-sale or $8 at the door and admission includes two slices of pizza and pop, beer or wine. Additional pizza slices will be available for purchase.

In addition to the meat raffle, there will also be multiple 50/50 raffles and a theme tray raffle. The event is open to the public, ages 21 and older.

Armed Services Committee Member to Address National Security at Daemen Lecture

Armed Services Committee Member to Address National Security at Daemen Lecture

Congressman Chris Gibson of New York, an Iraq War veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, will discuss the Middle East and other national security issues at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.

In his lecture, Gibson will address national security policy issues facing the U.S. Congress and the nation. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by emailing officeofthepresident@daemen.edu.

At age 17, Gibson enlisted in the New York National Guard and later earned an ROTC commission at Siena College. He went on to complete a 24-year Army career, rising to the rank of colonel and was deployed seven times, including four combat tours to Iraq, deployments to Kosovo and Haiti, and deployment to the U.S.-Mexico border region to participate in counterdrug operations.

Mary Queen of Angels School Achieves STREAM Academy Status

Mary Queen of Angels School Achieves STREAM Academy Status

 

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga is proud to announce that it has been designated as a STREAM Academy School by the Diocese of Buffalo. STREAM is an extension of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) academic program, and includes emphasis on Religion and Arts.

“STREAM is not a new curriculum, but rather a creative framework for teaching a given concept across a variety of subjects integrating traditional textbooks with technology — iPads, SmartBoards and laptops — to access the internet to explore, process and learn,” said Mary Queen of Angels Principal MaryAlice Bagwell. “Students will have increased exposure to relevant, hands-on activities relating to a specific topic.” 

Daemen Earns National Honor As College of Distinction

Daemen Earns National Honor As College of Distinction

Daemen College has been selected for the eighth consecutive year as a College of Distinction as one of the best colleges in the nation for students to learn, grow and succeed.

“We are pleased to receive this prestigious national distinction again this year,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “This award underscores that Daemen is among the best colleges in the country in its dedication to students’ success and to providing an engaging, active college environment at an affordable price.”

As a 2015-16 College of Distinction, Daemen has been honored for its exemplary commitment to student engagement, great teaching, creating a vibrant campus community, and successful outcomes.

Annunciation to Introduce ‘Mommy and Me’ Program

Annunciation to Introduce ‘Mommy and Me’ Program

 

A new learning opportunity for children 18 months to 3 years old will be offered by the Annunciation Strong Start Early Learning Academy in Elma beginning Sept. 21. The “Mommy and Me” program is a wonderful place to encourage your child’s development through play and socialization. You and your child will also have the opportunity to read, play and learn together through Circle Time, Story Time, Music and Movement and Open Play Time. 

“Mommy and Me” will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 21. The cost is $10 per child per session or five classes for $45. A preview and informational orientation will be offered at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. For more information or to register, please call 681-1327.