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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.

Saint Benedict School to Hold a Meat Raffle

Saint Benedict School and the parish Rosary Altar and Holy Name societies are holding a meat raffle on Saturday, November 20 beginning at 6:00 pm. 

Come take a chance at the spin of the wheel while enjoying a great evening with friends. Presale tickets may be purchased at the school by calling 835-2518. 

Only 300 tickets sold for this event. Proceeds from this event will go towards the replacement of window blinds in the school. Please come and help support this great social event! Visit our website for details.

Technology in the Classroom Appeals to Annunciation Students

Kindergarten students at Annunciation School in Elma spent part of their day today enjoying an interactive learning activity on the classroom’s SMART Table. This fun, multi-user table allows students to explore digital lessons, play educational games and complete interactive learning activities. Assisting them is kindergarten aide Caryn Wojtowicz.

Located at 7580 Clinton St., Annunciation School serves the following school districts: Iroquois, Lancaster, Alden, East Aurora, West Seneca, Depew, Orchard Park, Cheektowaga, Alexander and Attica. To schedule a tour of the school, please call 681-1327. For more information, visit www.annunciationschoolelma.com.

Reading Saves the Day

Reading Saves the Day

Saint Benedict School held a "Be a Super Hero - Reading Saves the Day" Scholastic Book fair October 22 - October 29.  Students were introduced to real-life heroes each day throughout the week who shared the positive influence that reading has made in their lives. 

Heroes that spoke on the importance of reading were school principal Mrs. Molly Halady; Assistant UB Bulls basketball  coach Jim Kwitchoff ; Mercy Flight pilot Dennis Crandall; Buffalo police officer Sheila Suggs-Barrons; and St. Benedict Pastor Father Joe Porpiglia.  Father Joe has been a Chaplain in the Navy reserves for 19 years. 

Father Joe spoke to the students about the importance reading has made in his life as a priest, a Navy chaplain and now as the pastor of Saint Benedict Parish.  Saint Benedict School is located at 3980 Main Street in Amherst. 

Halloween Show at the Williamsville Planetarium

The Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium located at North High School, 1595 Hopkins Road, will present its annual Halloween Kids Show on Thursday, October 28. There will be two shows, at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public but seating is limited and on a first come first served basis.