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Huge Lineup of Athletes Set to Appear at Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Huge Lineup of Athletes Set to Appear at Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Nearly 30 former football, baseball, basketball and hockey players — and one former heavyweight boxing champ — are scheduled to appear at the Sports Collectors Expo Nov. 5 and 6 in Batavia. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia.

Former Buffalo Braves scheduled to appear include Bob McAdoo, Nate “Tiny” Archibald and Ernie DiGregorio, as well as NBA greats Rick Barry and JoJo White.

Scheduled to appear from the Buffalo Bills are Joe Cribbs, Jeff Nixon, Jim Cheyunski, Chris Mohr, Butch Rolle, Steve Christie and Carwell Gardner. Other former NFL stars will include Bob Lilly, Kordell Stewart, Reggie Harrison, Jeff Reed, Mike Collier, John “Frenchy” Fuqua, Milt Plum and Mark van Eeghen.

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Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles to Offer Christmas in the Country Pre-sale Tickets

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles to Offer Christmas in the Country Pre-sale Tickets

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, located at 794 French Road in Cheektowaga, will serve as a pre-sale distribution point for the popular Christmas in the Country event coming to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 3-6.

Pre-sale tickets will go on sale at Bases Loaded on Oct. 21 and will continue through Nov. 3. Tickets are $8 pre-sale, which is a savings of $2 per ticket. Ticket sales at Bases Loaded will be cash or check only.

Now in its 32nd year, Christmas in the Country has been recognized as the #1 Contemporary and Classic Artisan Market in the nation by Sunshine Artist, the leading publication in the art and craft event industry. Drawing almost 60,000 visitors over four days, the event has grown from a modest quilt show to a marketplace featuring more than 400 artisans from across the country and around the globe!

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café Shows Off New Colors

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café Shows Off New Colors

If you’ve driven down Abbott Road recently, you may have noticed that something looks different. And in this case, that’s a very good thing!

Thanks to the generosity of CEO Bill Paladino, Cathy Paladino and Ellicott Development Company, and Kevin Burke of Sherwin-Williams, Dog Ears was the recent recipient of a much-needed paint job and building repairs.

The Paladinos sent a crew to paint and complete necessary building repairs, while Sherwin-Williams donated half of the paint for the job and provided the remainder of the paint at half price.

Gershwin Musical Event is Coming to Annunciation Church

Gershwin Musical Event is Coming to Annunciation Church

“From Song to Rhapsody – the Genius of George Gershwin” will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 12, at The Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, just five miles east of Transit Road. 

The event will feature Krista Seddon on piano, accompanied by Bud Fadale on bass and Matt Harris on saxophone. Guests can come for dinner and music, or just come for the musical presentation. 

Patty Markowski Burdette Catering will provide a sit-down, family style dinner of tossed green salad, olive salad, roast turkey breast with stuffing, stuffed beef roll-ups, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans with mushrooms, rolls and butter, apple cobbler, fruit cup, coffee, tea and milk. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in Annunciation’s Selbert Hall. Guests are invited to bring their own adult beverage. 

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Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author and Illustrator Suzanne Capper

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author and Illustrator Suzanne Capper

Author and illustrator Suzanne K. F. Capper will visit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, for a book-signing event.

“Princess Suzette: Counting in her Kingdom” is a children's book by Capper that takes young readers on a journey through a magical kingdom where they can count the charming creatures that dwell there. It's a fun exploration book that kids are sure to enjoy.

Daemen Receives National Recognition for Community Service

Daemen Receives National Recognition for Community Service

For the eighth consecutive year, Daemen College has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to the community, service learning, and civic engagement.

The national honor recognizes higher education institutions that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships. Daemen is one of only four institutions in the Buffalo Niagara region and among 35 colleges and universities across New York State to receive this national distinction in the 2015 general community service category.

Beckett Card Grading Event Scheduled at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Beckett Card Grading Event Scheduled at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, Northeast regional sales manager from Beckett Grading Services, from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the store, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Beckett Grading Services provides collectors with the most thorough, consistent and accurate grading efforts available in the industry. Your BGS-graded cards will be returned in a unique, protective cardholder. Beckett uses an easy-to-understand one- to 10-point grading scale to rate sports cards, which are graded on four key categories: Centering, corners, edges and surface. Grades from each of these key categories will be considered in determining your card's final overall grade. Beckett also grades non-sports cards, photos, magazines, pocket schedules, gaming cards and tickets.