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Sunday Evening Mass Returns at Annunciation Church

Sunday Evening Mass Returns at Annunciation Church

The 6 p.m. Sunday Mass returns September 18 at Annunciation Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. Other weekend Masses are at 5 p.m. Saturday and 8, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Come pray with us! 

Saturday Mass features a contemporary ensemble, while the 8 a.m. Sunday Mass features an organist/cantor. The 10 a.m. Mass offers contemporary music and a Children’s Liturgy of the Word, while 11:30 Mass features the Voices of Praise Choir. Contemporary music is featured during the 6 p.m. Sunday Mass, which is offered from mid-September through May.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) is held at 4 p.m. Saturday or by appointment. Anointing of the Sick is offered on the first Saturday of every month during 5 p.m. Mass.

JRS Morgan Realty LLC Raising Funds for East Aurora PTO

JRS Morgan Realty LLC Raising Funds for East Aurora PTO

In these tough times, many schools have had to make some tough decisions.  When East Aurora Schools cut all the district's field trips, Stephanie Morgan and Mandy Carl, owners of local real estate firm JRS Morgan Realty LLC, knew they had to do something to help. 

"We wanted to raise awareness.", said Carl, "We wanted to do more than just write a check to the PTO, rather make people in the area realize how serious the situation is."  "We live in this community, we work in this community, our kids go to school here." adds Morgan.  "We are a small company but we wanted to make a large impact with our donation." 

Rummage Sale, Pork Chop Dinner Slated at Annunciation

Rummage Sale, Pork Chop Dinner Slated at Annunciation

The Ladies Sodality at Annunciation parish will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, in the school gym, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. Included in the sale will be household items, clothing, jewelry, books, tools and more. Admission is just 50 cents.

The parish will also hold its fifth annual pork chop dinner, sponsored by the Home School Guild and the Holy Name Society, on Saturday, Oct. 22, in Selbert Hall. Tickets are pre-sale only and can be purchased in the school or parish office. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $6 for children.

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser on September 18

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser on September 18

Pet Connection Programs, Inc., a maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold a chicken barbecue beginning at noon on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Bowen Grove Shelter, Bowen and Broadway, Lancaster.  

Dinners will include a half barbecue chicken plus sides, beverage and dessert, and will cost just $9. Take-out orders will be available.

Mills, Collins Present Shirley the Pig to Hidden Valley Adventure

Mills, Collins Present Shirley the Pig to Hidden Valley Adventure

On Monday, August 22, Erie County Legislator John J. Mills and Erie County Executive Chris Collins joined 15-year old Racheal Smith of Collins, NY to present Shirley the Pig to members of Hidden Valley Animal Adventure. The presentation completes a series of events set in motion by Ms. Smith in an effort to promote the 4-H program.

“Racheal Smith is a young lady with a bright future ahead of her, I am happy she asked me to bid on Shirley, because it gave me a better understanding of 4-H,” said Legislator Mills. “I would like to thank the Hidden Valley Animal Adventure for their help in guaranteeing that children will have opportunities to learn about wild life and will be able to enjoy Shirley for many years to come.”

Seeking Contestants for Miss Buffalo 2012

Seeking Contestants for Miss Buffalo 2012

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Miss Buffalo Scholarship Organization is currently seeking contestants for its pageant at the National Buffalo Wing Festival on Sept. 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Aside from reigning as the official "Queen" of the Wing Fest, Miss Buffalo 2012 goes on to represent the Queen City in the 2012 Miss New York State Scholarship Pageant, the official state preliminary to the Miss America Pageant.  Miss Buffalo is eligible to win an expenses paid trip in June 2012 to take part in the Miss New York State Pageant, including five night’s hotel stay, meals, travel and entry fees.  In addition, Miss Buffalo will receive a $250 scholarship, a crown, banner and trophy.  The first runner-up will receive a $150 scholarship and the second runner-up will receive a $100 scholarship.

Work Your Spirit and Stretch Your Soul at Healing Waters

Work Your Spirit and Stretch Your Soul at Healing Waters

On Saturday morning, I opened my eyes to the early sunlight, stretched my arms, my legs, and my back – waited for the cracks to ripple through my joints in all the tight places, and then got out of bed to greet the day. I put on a comfortable cotton shirt and my favorite yoga pants, found my flip flops, and packed my yoga mat into my Corolla. With the radio on, I backed out my driveway, and danced in my seat to Marron 5’s “Good Life” as my Corolla and I cruised through the open back roads of the Southtowns to the Healing Waters Yoga Studio in East Aurora.