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College Planning Workshop Scheduled at Aurora Library

College Planning Workshop Scheduled at Aurora Library

A free Comprehensive College Planning Workshop featuring a nationally certified college-planning specialist will be held at the Aurora Public Library, 550 Main St., East Aurora on Thurs., March 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Sat., March 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Youth Asset Development Alliance of Western New York, the workshop will help parents of college-bound students understand the college selection process, factors that affect financial aid, and college cost reduction strategies. Call 580-1124 to register for one of these presentations.

This item previously appeared in the East Aurora Advertiser.

 

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2007 East Aurora Alumna Sarah Soroka Leads Daemen Into Division II Tourney

2007 East Aurora Alumna Sarah Soroka Leads Daemen Into Division II Tourney

by Rick Ohler

I was beginning to think that Google had led me astray. I had searched for “Daemen College women’s basketball,” but when the site came up on my screen, it was obviously the Sarah Soroka website. The first thing I saw was, “Sarah Soroka Goes Over 2000 Points, 1000 Rebounds in Win Over Houghton.” Then “Sarah Soroka Named AMC (American Mideast Conference) Player of the Week for the 9th Time This Season.” Then “Sarah Soroka is Named AMC Player of the Year.” And so on.

East Aurora Village Board Election is Tuesday

East Aurora Village Board Election is Tuesday

Those Village of East Aurora residents who head to the polls on Tues., March 15 aren't likely to be faced with much of a dilemma; there are three positions to be filled on the Village Board, and only three official candidates to fill those seats.

Incumbents Kevin Biggs, Peter Mercurio and Libby Weberg each submitted petitions to run for re-election, and this year they face no outside competition. The same trio ran unopposed in 2007, when Biggs first won office.

Read the full article from the East Aurora Advertiser.

ASDF Grant Will Fund New Softball Team at Annunciation School

ASDF Grant Will Fund New Softball Team at Annunciation School

Annunciation School in Elma will be adding to its sports program, thanks to a grant from the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Amateur Sports Development Fund (ASDF). The $800 grant will be used to purchase equipment for a new girls’ softball team.

The ASDF has been providing assistance to area groups since supporting the 1993 World University Games. Funds are awarded annually to amateur athletes, teams and organizations seeking financial assistance to foster the pursuit of a higher level of athletic achievement. A portion of the proceeds from the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame annual induction dinner held each fall is made available to fund the ASDF.

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Transitioning to Organics: Sally Cunningham

Transitioning to Organics:  Sally Cunningham

Author, journalist and master organic gardener Sally Cunningham, will present a talk on “Transitioning to Organics,” March 20 at 2 p.m. in the East Aurora High School Auditorium.

Cunningham will discuss both the rationale for and how to transition to an organic gardening system, placing the emphasis on “system” and her philosophy about it.  Whether a beginner or a seasoned organic practitioner, she will address bio-diverse gardens and share her wisdom about why we make the choices we do.

Part of the EA Co-op’s mission is education.  “We feel that teaching people how to eat well is just as important as providing healthy food options for them when the market opens,” Board President Sheila Conboy said.  “Organic gardening is a hot topic, and holding the event on the first day of spring is a nice way to kick off the new season.”
 

Teens Attend Diocesan Convention

Teens Attend Diocesan Convention

Over thirty youth and adults from Immaculate Conception Parish participated in the 59th Annual Diocesan Youth Convention from Feb. 18 to 20 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Buffalo. The parish was one of the largest groups at the event.

This year’s theme, “Whatever It Takes,” challenged the young people to a faith that is consequential. “Being a disciple is not a ‘whatever’ attitude, it is a ‘whatever it takes’ way of living,” a press release noted. The keynote speaker was Fr. Tony Ricard from the Archdiocese of New Orleans. “His message to the teenagers was to remember where you came from (God’s family) and don’t be stupid. He defined stupidity as knowing that something is wrong and doing it anyway,” Denise York of Immaculate Conception Parish noted. “Our young people loved his energy and enthusiasm!”

Annunciation School Open House and Carnival Happening This Week

Annunciation School Open House and Carnival Happening This Week

Just a quick reminder that Annunciation School in Elma will host an Open House and Winter Carnival from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the school, located at 7580 Clinton St. The event is sponsored by the dedicated and hard-working Annunciation Home School Association.

Bounce houses, games, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn and pizza will ensure a fun evening, and tours will be offered for families interested in seeing the school and meeting the teachers. Registration forms for the 2011-12 school year will be available during the event.

Middle States accredited, Annunciation School combines traditional classroom teachings with creative learning experiences, Pre-K3 through Grade 8.