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Teens Attend Diocesan Convention

Teens Attend Diocesan Convention

Over thirty youth and adults from Immaculate Conception Parish participated in the 59th Annual Diocesan Youth Convention from Feb. 18 to 20 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Buffalo. The parish was one of the largest groups at the event.

This year’s theme, “Whatever It Takes,” challenged the young people to a faith that is consequential. “Being a disciple is not a ‘whatever’ attitude, it is a ‘whatever it takes’ way of living,” a press release noted. The keynote speaker was Fr. Tony Ricard from the Archdiocese of New Orleans. “His message to the teenagers was to remember where you came from (God’s family) and don’t be stupid. He defined stupidity as knowing that something is wrong and doing it anyway,” Denise York of Immaculate Conception Parish noted. “Our young people loved his energy and enthusiasm!”

Annunciation School Open House and Carnival Happening This Week

Annunciation School Open House and Carnival Happening This Week

Just a quick reminder that Annunciation School in Elma will host an Open House and Winter Carnival from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the school, located at 7580 Clinton St. The event is sponsored by the dedicated and hard-working Annunciation Home School Association.

Bounce houses, games, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn and pizza will ensure a fun evening, and tours will be offered for families interested in seeing the school and meeting the teachers. Registration forms for the 2011-12 school year will be available during the event.

Middle States accredited, Annunciation School combines traditional classroom teachings with creative learning experiences, Pre-K3 through Grade 8.

The Dramatic Life of Margaret Fuller

The Dramatic Life of Margaret Fuller

Celebrate Women’s History Month by attending an original solo drama, "Men, Women, and Margaret Fuller," performed and written by actor/author Laurie James.   Based on journals, letters, articles and books, the play brings to life the bold character and words of an American foremother. The one-woman show will be staged at The 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m.   There is an admission fee of $10/person, $6.50/students and seniors and groups of 20 or larger.  Tickets will be available at the door, or reserve in advance by calling the Opera House, (716) 679-1891.

Chocolate Gone Wild!

Chocolate Gone Wild!

CHOCOLATE GONE WILD!

 East Aurora - Buffalo’s own Choco-Logo Confectionery Design and Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc. invite the public to Chocolate Gone Wild!  Chocolate Factory Tour March 23, 2011 to benefit Hawk Creek’s nonprofit mission. Wine pairings and samplings of exquisite handmade chocolates, as well as a personal behind-the-scenes chocolate factory tour are included. Event tickets are only $20 per person. Reservations are required before noon, March 18, 2011. Please contact Hawk Creek at (716)-652-8646 for event reservations and information.

Take a trip downtown & unwrap the mysteries of a working chocolate factory! Indulge in the pairing of wine and fine chocolate to benefit Hawk Creek Wildlife Center!

¨       Tour Downtown Buffalo’s only Chocolate Factory Shop

Disco Event Dances Back into East Aurora

Disco Event Dances Back into East Aurora

by Renee T. Engels

Tired of this long, snowy winter? Feeling retro? In the mood to “do the hustle?” Then East Aurora is the place to be on Sat., March 5 from 7 to 11 p.m. The Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora is hosting the third annual East Aurora’s Largest Disco at the club at 16 Paine St. in the village.

Nancy Suto and Jill Sebastian are coordinators of this year’s hottest nightspot event and state that this dance will be a great time for all who attend and is bigger and better than ever.

Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple and may be purchased at the club. Because the refreshments include beer and wine, all patrons must be at least 21 years old.

Read the full article from the East Aurora Advertiser.

Does New York Owe You Money?

New Yorkers can find out if they are owed some of the state’s $10.5 billion in unclaimed funds at events across the state in March, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today.

“New York has $10.5 billion in unclaimed fund accounts. We want to return this money to its rightful owners,” DiNapoli said. “The money belongs to New Yorkers. We want to give it back.”

Representatives from DiNapoli’s office will be on site at the events listed below to help New Yorkers find out if they are owed money. New Yorkers may also check for unclaimed funds at www.osc.state.ny.us or by calling toll free at 1-800-221-9311. Click here to read a fact sheet about the Office of Unclaimed Funds.

The following are dates in Buffalo:

Kiwanis Club Tries to Catch Fish Fry Record

Kiwanis Club Tries to Catch Fish Fry Record

by Kaitlyn Duthie

The Kiwanis Club of East Aurora and BW’s Smokin’ Barrels BBQ are out to make history. On Fri., March 4 they will partner together to present what is commonly known as the “World’s Largest Fish Fry.”

The number of fish fries sold by the Kiwanis Club of East Aurora has not yet reached the Guinness World Records, but this year’s planning encouraged many of the members that they are bound for success. The current record-holding number of fish fries sold took place on May 3, 2008, at the Polish Heritage Festival. The event sold 2,552 fish at the Erie County Fairgrounds.