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Show Us Your Holiday Lights

Show Us Your Holiday Lights

Western New Yorkers were out in force this weekend stringing their homes with holiday lights and setting out decorations on their lawns. Now it’s time to share your handiwork with our viewers and WGRZ.com visitors.

Send us a photo of your holiday lights display and we’ll post it here, plus we’ll be selecting photos to feature in newscasts and on our Facebook page in the coming weeks. Please be sure to include your name and location so others can come out and enjoy your display in person.

Here are some tips on how to get the best photograph possible.

Eagle Symbolically Adopted at Hawk Creek During 25th Anniversary Presentation

Eagle Symbolically Adopted at Hawk Creek During 25th Anniversary Presentation

Erie County Legislator Joe Lorigo and Hawk Creek are excited to announce that Freedom, an injured bald eagle, was symbolically adopted on Nov. 20, 2012. During a tour of the facility and presentation marking the center’s 25th anniversary, Legislator Lorigo adopted Freedom, supporting Hawk Creek’s ongoing efforts to provide educational programs and care for its animals.

Lars, the Little Polar Bear!

Lars, the Little Polar Bear!

Lars the Little Polar Bear has "starred" in several picture books for our littlest readers. Meet Lars, shake his paw, give him a bear hug or a hand-to-paw high five at B is for Books, Saturday, Dec. 8, 10am to 2pm. We'll have plenty of Lars books available, too, along with some fun polar crafts!

Join us at B is for Books, 6562 E. Quaker St in the village of Orchard Park, or call us at 667 2383.

We're online at www.bis4books.com and on Facebook, too!

Meet the Author: Paul K. Moore

Meet the Author: Paul K. Moore

It was a blustery time in Buffalo history and it was also an opportunity for the warmth of Buffalonians to really shine! Paul K. Moore's book, The Buffalo Blizzard Book: The Snowy Saga of the City of Good Neighbors, will warm your heart.

Meet the author at this special booksigning event. A signed book makes a truly unique and special gift, too!

The event will be held at B is for Books, the only indie bookstore in Orchard Park, 6562 E Quaker St, in the heart of the village of Orchard Park. We specialize in children's books....and other books and gifts for every reader in your family.

Call 667 2383 for details, or visit us at www.bis4books.com. Find us on Facebook, too!

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‘Miracle on 34th Street’ Brings a New York Vibe to London, Ontario

‘Miracle on 34th Street’ Brings a New York Vibe to London, Ontario

If this doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, then nothing will! “Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical,” is on stage through Dec. 30 at The Grand Theatre in nearby London, Ontario, and you’re all invited!

Could the department store Santa be the real thing? Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. 

Greater East Aurora Chamber announces Christmas Holiday Events

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce today announced at a 10:00 a.m. press conference their activities for the upcoming holiday season, welcoming shoppersthroughout WNY to enjoy not only great places to shop and dine, but great fun places as well.  There will be doorman opening Main Street shop doors from 10-2 November 24th through December 22nd.  This idea came from Karen Parlato of Eros Day Spa and Donna Reilly of Cielo Hair Salon.  The Doorman will include almost 40 shops in the village and involving high school volunteers, dressed in top hats, scarves and top coats.

There will be a "Shop $ Share" food drive accompaning the doorman, with all donations being forwarded to FISH of East Aurora, a local food bank.  The doorman will be collecting hats, gloves and other non-perishable items. Tops Markets are providing the decorated "Shopping Carts" for the march to FISH at the last day of the doorman promotion.

Kenmore East & Tonawanda High School Bands Embark on Musical Collaborations

Kenmore East & Tonawanda High School Bands Embark on Musical Collaborations

 

A Statement Released by Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District

The Kenmore East and Tonawanda High School bands are once again embarking on musical collaborations this school year.

Last year, the Kenmore East and Tonawanda schools traveled to New Orleans together. This year they are planning to perform with the highly acclaimed Erie County Wind Ensemble in April and will be working with composer/conductor Sean O’Loughlin from California in December.

Sean O’Loughlin (b.1972) is a fresh voice and a rising name in the music world. His music is characterized by vibrant rhythms, passionate melodies, and colorful scoring. Commissions from the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra highlight and showcase his diverse musical abilities.