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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.

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!” 

Local High School Coaches Become Certified in Concussion Reduction Training

Local High School Coaches Become Certified in Concussion Reduction Training

Coaches from West Seneca East Senior High School are the first from a Western New York school to become certified in Primordial Strength Inc.’s Concussion Reduction Basic Neck Training as part of their football strength training certification, according to Primordial President Steven Helmicki. Concussion certification and explosive power endurance certification is available for all sports and can be taught in your school.

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.

Girls' Varsity Hockey Comes to Western New York

Girls' Varsity Hockey Comes to Western New York

The organizers of the brand new Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation would like to thank everybody in the community who supported the league for their tireless hard work over the last few years. They expressed special thanks to the school boards, superintendents and athletic directors of the participating schools for their contributions.

The puck was dropped for the league's inaugural game between Williamsville and Monsignor Martin on Wednesday.

The participating districts are: Williamsville, Monsignor Martin, Kenmore, Amherst/Sweet Home, Orchard Park/Frontier, West Seneca and Lancaster.

For a complete game schedule, visit the Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation website.

We Want Andy! Annunciation School Holding Food Drive

Students at Annunciation School, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, are collecting nonperishable food items — which will be donated to the Food Bank of WNY — in an attempt to bring Channel 2 Meteorologist Andy Parker and his Weather Machine to the school. Residents and businesses in the community are encouraged to participate by dropping off food items at the school office during school hours, 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 The school donating the most pounds of nonperishable food items by December 7 will be declared the winner. Because Annunciation is a small school, community involvement is extremely important.

Nichols School Senior Signs Letter of Intent to Play Division I Hockey

On Friday, Nov. 12, Emily Pfalzer, a senior at Nichols School, signed a letter of intent to play Division I women’s ice hockey with Boston College. Pfalzer is a resident of Getzville.

“Emily was a standout player on the Nichols girls’ varsity hockey team in both her freshman and sophomore years,” said Rob Stewart, athletic director at Nichols.In those two years, Pfalzer scored 42 goals and 53 assists for a total of 95 points.

In the summer of 2009, she was part of the U18 Women’s Select team that went to Calgary for a three-game series versus Canada. In April 2010, she made the U18 Women’s National team that won a silver medal in the IIHF World Championship in Chicago. In August 2010, she played for U18 Women’s Select team that played Canada in Lake Placid.

Her goal this winter is to make the U18 National team that will compete at the World Championships in Sweden in January 2011.