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South Buffalo Charter School Accepting Applications Until April 1

South Buffalo Charter School Accepting Applications Until April 1

                                                     New school building set to open in August

BUFFALO, NY – As construction of its new building continues to speed along, South Buffalo Charter School has announced that applications for the 2014-2015 school year are due to the school by April 1.

Annunciation Now Accepting Pre-K Applications

Annunciation Now Accepting Pre-K Applications

 

Annunciation Early Childhood Learning Center, located at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma, is now accepting applications for its 2014-15 pre-school program that will begin in September. Pre-K3 will be offered from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, while Pre-K4 will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Following the New York State core standards for preschools, the primary goal in Annunciation Pre-K is to have your child’s first experience in school be a positive, fun and successful one! 

Teen Cancer Foundation Efforts to be Honored at Dinner

Teen Cancer Foundation Efforts to be Honored at Dinner

Kaely Kwitek and Daemen College alumna Maggie Dreyer of the Kaely's Kindness Foundation, which provides support to teens living with cancer, will be honored at the 2014 Daemen College Social Work Humanitarian Fund Dinner. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 28 at Hotel @ the Lafayette in Buffalo.

Diagnosed with cancer in 2012, Kwitek co-founded Kaely’s Kindness Foundation after recognizing a need for social, emotional and practical support for teen girls touched by cancer. She’s now majoring in business at the University of Albany.

Dreyer, who received a bachelor’s degree in social work at Daemen, is Kwiteck’s mother and serves as board president of the Kaely’s Kindness Foundation. Director of community based services at GA Family Services, she is on the Daemen Social Work Advisory Board and is an adjunct professor.

Cantor Calls For Economic Reform, School Choice in Lecture

Cantor Calls For Economic Reform, School Choice in Lecture

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a leading proponent of school choice, addressed education, health care and other pressing national issues in the House Republican Party’s four-point policy agenda as featured speaker at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series held March 10.

Introduced by Congressman Chris Collins, Cantor emphasized an “American That Works” plan in response to major challenges being faced today largely by the middle class.

“Many have lost faith in our nation and in the American dream. The American people deserve better and that’s why the House Republican leadership’s number one issue is to restore an America that works,” said Cantor, a six-term Virginia congressman.

Cantor pointed to the “middle-class squeeze” brought on by minimal wage growth and rising costs in making it harder for middle-class families to make ends meet. “Three out of four Americans are living paycheck to paycheck,” he said.

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Frank’s Sunny Italy Hosts Traditional St. Joseph Table to Benefit Catholic Charities of Buffalo

Frank’s Sunny Italy Hosts Traditional St. Joseph Table to Benefit Catholic Charities of Buffalo

The Frank Sclafani family, owners of Frank’s Sunny Italy restaurant in North Buffalo, will host its three-generation annual St. Joseph Table and asks only a free will contribution to take part in the feast; there is no other charge. All are invited to the traditional meal, celebrated on the Feast of St. Joseph, which will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 at the restaurant, 2491 Delaware Ave.

The restaurant has designated Catholic Charities of Buffalo as the recipient of all of the contributions this year.

Each year, the Sclafanis choose a local charity to benefit.

The St. Joseph Table is an Italian (more specifically Sicilian) event celebrating the principal Feast Day of St. Joseph, spouse of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The Sclafani family donates the food for the meal, their family and employees volunteer their time to prepare and serve the meal. Catholic Charities’ staff also will be on hand to greet and thank participants.

Annunciation Church to Host Pro-life Speaker, Author

Annunciation Church to Host Pro-life Speaker, Author

The public is invited to Annunciation Church at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, to experience a powerful presentation on compassion, conviction and courage. 

Chad Judice, a nationally known pro-life speaker and award-winning author, will be a guest speaker at the church, located at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma. Judice has written two inspiring pro-life books, “Waiting for Eli” and “Eli’s Reach,” whose central character is his second son, Eli, who was born with spina bifida. 

East Aurora Produces World Junior Figure Skating Champion


EAST AURORA, NY - 17-year-old Kaitlyn Hawayek of East Aurora and her partner Jean Luc - Baker won the Ice Dancing competition as part of the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Bulgaria on Friday.

They beat international competition, including the Russian team. And they have their eyes firmly set on the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, realizing that the US has already struck gold in ice dancing.

Kaitlin and Jean Luc will return to the U.S. on Monday. After some time off, they will resume training in Detroit.

To help defray expenses on their quest for the Olympics, they have joined with the New England Amateur Skating Foundation to set up a team sponsorship fund.