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Annunciation to Host Marriage in Christ Seminar

Annunciation to Host Marriage in Christ Seminar

A seminar designed to help couples strengthen their marriage — whether newly married or married for 50 years or more — will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 in Selbert Hall at The Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma.

Weekly Marriage in Christ Seminar meetings will include watching a 20-minute episode presenting each week’s topic, group discussion, meeting as a couple for private conversation, and participating in a prayer service.

Weekly topics will include:
• Week One: God First, Our Spouse Second
• Week Two: Love, Sin, Forgiveness and Hope
• Week Three: The Role of the Holy Spirit in Marriage
• Week Four: Love and Friendship
• Week Five: Ordinary Life in Christ

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Dog Ears Bookstore Kicks off Membership Wall

Dog Ears Bookstore Kicks off Membership Wall

People all over South Buffalo and Western New York support Dog Ears Bookstore for so many reasons — maybe it's the educational programs for kids, poetry nights and book clubs for adults, or the great food and drinks you can get while spending time at this unique community bookstore.

Now Dog Ears supporters and “regulars” can become members of this amazing nonprofit organization and receive many benefits and special recognition. Members will receive a 10 percent discount on all bookstore and café purchases (including special events), recognition on the Dog Ears website, and their name will be placed on the bookstore’s new Membership Wall!

Decorated Veteran is First to Receive New Daemen Scholarship

Decorated Veteran is First to Receive New Daemen Scholarship

AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College student veteran Nicholas Pilozzi has been selected as the first recipient of the new Karamanoukian Scholarship established with a generous gift from board trustee Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian and his wife, Karen Karalus Karamanoukian.

“As a strong supporter of our veterans and our country’s military, I’m pleased to award this scholarship to a veteran as inspiring as Nick and to offer him financial assistance so he may achieve his educational goal at Daemen,” said Karamanoukian, a vein specialist and director of the Vein Treatment Center. “This gift will also add to Daemen’s commitment to provide student veterans the resources and support they need at the college, which has been a key focus of President Gary Olson and Vice President Michael Brogan.”

Olear Team Plans Informational Seminars for Older Adults and Caregivers

Olear Team Plans Informational Seminars for Older Adults and Caregivers

Michael Olear, a licensed real estate broker and member of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will present educational seminars at several senior housing facilities in Western New York. 

The seminars are open to the community and focus on real estate topics relevant to older adults and their loved ones and caregivers, including right-sizing and simplifying a living situation, legal and regulatory issues to be aware of, and available resources and tools related to these matters. 

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Elmwood Village Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood Village Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

The Elmwood Village Farmers Market will hold its sixth annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s upcoming 2016 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 1. 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 Village Farmers Market, sponsored by the Elmwood Village Association.

Keep the Streets Safe this St. Patrick’s Day: Don’t Drink and Drive!

Keep the Streets Safe this St. Patrick’s Day: Don’t Drink and Drive!

With fun parades, a large Irish community and no shortage of pubs in which to celebrate, St. Patrick’s Day is a huge event in Buffalo and Western New York. But when excessive alcohol becomes part of the equation, St. Patrick’s Day can quickly turn tragic.

As one of the country’s most popular holidays, St. Patrick’s Day has long celebrated the roots of 34.2 million Americans with Irish ancestry, and many more who just want to partake in the festivities. However, did you know that in 2014 there were 18 people killed in drunk-driving crashes on St. Paddy’s Day? This year, if you’ll be drinking alcohol, remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving!

No Frills Buffalo Releases Crime Novel ‘Stay Away From Lions’

No Frills Buffalo Releases Crime Novel ‘Stay Away From Lions’

A petty thief, local mobsters and a parish priest who’s more sinner than saint come together in the gritty black-comedy crime novel “Stay Away from Lions,” the latest release from No Frills Buffalo. 

Written by Buffalo natives and St. Bonaventure University graduates J. Matthew Smith and Patrick Reynolds, “Stay Away from Lions” follows the poorly led life of Tommy Patton, a small-time South Buffalo crook who upon being sprung from his latest stint in the Erie County Jail learns he’s in debt to a ruthless mob boss as a result of a robbery gone wrong.

With the payback deadline looming, a two-faced henchman charged with collecting the debt goes behind his boss’s back and hatches a scheme designed to benefit all involved. But when that scheme unravels, unholy secrets are exposed costing people their lives.