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WGRZ Post the Most Contest Enters Week Three

Congratulations go out to Annalise Freling of Tonawanda, who posted the most stories to the WGRZ 2 On Your Side websites during week two of our Post the Most Contest (March 11-18).

Annalise has earned two tickets to see Young Frankenstein at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. 

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For a Mom With Five Young Sons, Cool Gel ‘n Cap Sure Comes in Handy

For a Mom With Five Young Sons, Cool Gel ‘n Cap Sure Comes in Handy

Mandee knows all about bumps and bruises. Raising five sons will make you can expert on such things.

Mandee also has her own website called “Raising My 5 Sons,” on which she writes about her home life, which she describes as “a little crazy, hectic, silly, loud but always a lot of love and happiness!” Recently, she reviewed Cool Gel ‘n Cap, a unique first aid cap for kids that was invented and brought to market by Western New York resident Timothy Panicali. Here’s what the mom of five had to say:

Supermarkets Highlight Nutrition Values

If you cruise down your local supermarket aisle you may notice an even greater emphasis on nutrition value for the food products on the shelves and the produce bins.

Tops Friendly Markets is now promoting the NuVal nutritional scoring system. It basically assigns a score to a food item based on a formula which dvides good content like vitamins and fiber by bad content like fats and sodium. The actual numerical score of the food, which ranges from zero to 100, will be posted on the price label for that item on the store shelf.

Tops President and CEO Frank Curci says they hope to make it simple for consumers as they shop and make nutritional choices. The system was actually drawn up by medical and nutrition experts.

Weekend Collections in Buffalo Diocese to Support Japan

BUFFALO, NY-Bishop Edward Kmiec Thursday invited parishes throughout the Buffalo Diocese to conduct special collections at masses this weekend to support earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.

All proceeds will go to Catholic Relief Services. CRS is the official international humanitarian agenccy of the Catholic community in the United States. The organization is working with Caritas International and others to find ways to bring aid to the thousands affected by the disaster.

"We continue to pray for the people of Japan, those who have lost their lives in this disaster and the rescue workers, many of whom are risking their lives," said Bishop Kmiec.

 

 

 

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Technology Advancements Continue at Annunciation School

Technology Advancements Continue at Annunciation School

Effective schoolroom teaching now includes the use of state-of-the-art technology, and Annunciation School in Elma is keeping up with the times.

Serving children from Pre-K3 through Grade 8 and located at 7580 Clinton St., Annunciation features a hands-on computer lab offering 15 computer stations in addition to scanners, laser printers and projectors. The computer lab also features an interactive SMART Board to enhance instruction and learning.

In addition to the computer lab, Annunciation also has SMART Boards in the fifth and sixth grade classrooms, and a SMART Table in kindergarten. Interactive Whiteboard systems and projector units are found in the first, fourth and eighth grade classrooms. Supervised Internet access is also available in every classroom.

NEA's Read Across America Campaign: Reading is Power

NEA's Read Across America Campaign: Reading is Power

Celebrate Reading with Dr. Seuss

Read to Succeed Buffalo has been working hard to engage the community in supporting Dr. Seuss’s Birthday on March 2nd, 2011, as part of the National Education Association (NEA) campaign “Read Across America.”  We have 100+ sites and 10,000+ children who have signed up. The NEA has been sponsoring Dr. Seuss’s Birthday since 1998 and this is the first time Western New York has been on the map supporting this campaign.  The national database now includes 100+ sites from our community.

Children and adults enjoy the books created and illustrated by Dr. Seuss.  His books show the value of learning for children and their need for creative material to allow their imaginations to explore and explode into learning.

The Salvation Army Japan Update

The Salvation Army Japan Update

The Salvation Army in Japan has just sent updates on our three emergency teams at work. The Japanese Government has recognized The Salvation Army’s work and has given our teams permission to enter the disaster area and use access roads that are closed off to the public.

The first of the three teams went to Sendai, where about 1,000 meals were served to evacuees. Our mobile emergency canteen prepared hot meals and drinks to give out at the Sendai Salvation Army church.  Another team went to a relief office in the Mito area and unloaded bottles of water, biscuits, blankets, diapers and tissue boxes for distribution to evacuees.  The third team headed to an area where people had been evacuated from the vicinity around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, but snow and shortage of petrol meant they had to divert to other areas to support evacuees.