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Daemen Receives Prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Daemen Receives Prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Daemen College has been selected as one of 240 institutions nationwide to receive the 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, making it the second time the college has received this prestigious designation. Daemen is one of only two private institutions in Western New York of the five local colleges and universities to receive the classification.

“Being selected for this esteemed Carnegie national honor underscores Daemen’s campus-wide commitment to community partnerships, civic engagement and outreach in Western New York and well beyond our region,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “This distinction is a significant credit to our students, faculty and staff and their exceptional efforts to strengthen and enrich the well-being of our communities.”

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Bases Loaded to Host Signing Event with Dominik Hasek

Bases Loaded to Host Signing Event with Dominik Hasek

 

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, in conjunction with Schwartz Sports and Memorabilia, will be participating in a private signing with Buffalo Sabres legend and Hockey Hall of Famer Dominek Hasek. Items must be ordered or dropped off at Bases Loaded, 794 French Road, Cheektowaga, no later than 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10. The signing will take place in Buffalo during the week of Jan. 11 and Items can be picked up after Jan. 14.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Book-signing Event with Rosanne Higgins

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Book-signing Event with Rosanne Higgins

 

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo will host author Rosanne Higgins for a book-signing event at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.

Born in Enfield, Connecticut, and raised in Buffalo, Higgins has authored two books, “Orphans and Inmates” and “A Whisper of Bones.”

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market will hold its fifth annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s upcoming 2015 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 6. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. 

All entries should contain — but are not limited to — the following copy content:

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Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer New ‘Puppy Tales’ Series

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer New ‘Puppy Tales’ Series

 

Dog Ears Bookstore, a nonprofit neighborhood bookstore located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, will begin a new series of “Puppy Tales” story time sessions on Friday, Jan. 9.

Open to children ages 2 to 4, Puppy Tales runs from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Fridays for six weeks. Each session includes stories, a craft and snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a registration fee of $20, and room for 20 children in the program.

Competitors Sought for Annunciation’s Chili Cook-off

Competitors Sought for Annunciation’s Chili Cook-off

 

The Youth Faith Formation Department at Annunciation Church in Elma will host a Chili Cook-off beginning at noon Sunday, Jan. 25, in Selbert Hall, 7580 Clinton St.

There is no entry fee for cook-off competitors, but all cooks must bring enough chili to offer 40 sample portions. Chili should be delivered to Selbert Hall behind Annunciation Church between 11 and 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 25. A prize will be awarded to the winning chili entry.

Serious accident outside of East Aurora


TOWN OF WALES, NY – A woman was ejected from her vehicle after hitting a guard rail on Big Tree Road (Route 20a), just east of East Aurora on Christmas night. Erie County Sheriff's Office deputies say the vehicle had flipped over and was on fire when they arrived at about 7 p.m.

The 70-year-old driver was taken to Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight where she is listed in critical condition.

A dog in the car was turned over to Holland Dog Control.

There is no word on a possible cause as deputies continue to investigate.