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Mount Mercy Academy Announces a New Summer Camp for Girls

Mount Mercy Academy Announces a New Summer Camp for Girls

Join us for a week of fun this summer!

Registration is now open for Mount Mercy Academy's new GIRLS ONLY summer camp - Camp Mercy! From sports to art to dance to science, we have an activity for you. Sessions are designed for 3rd-8th grade students. With fun, hands-on, project-based sessions, we give girls the opportunity to explore in a creative environment. Each day will offer a different learning experience including fine arts, science, technology, creative writing and world cultures. Our faculty instructors and camp counselors make learning exciting!

The camp runs from July 21-25, 2014 with an extended day program to accommodate working parents. Registration is $180 for the week - register by May 1st to receive an early bird discount of $30 off!

Click here to register today!

Buffalo Mass Mob III at Saint John Kanty Church

Buffalo Mass Mob III at Saint John Kanty Church

Buffalo Mass Mob III will take place on Sunday, March 23, 2014 in East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia at Saint John Kanty Church’s 10:30am Mass. The church was selected by public voting on the Buffalo Mass Mob website to host the event.

The Buffalo Zoo Wants You to Power Down for Polar Bears

The Buffalo Zoo is launching a new initiative called “Power Down for Polar Bears” to reduce the community’s carbon footprint.

The initiative was developed to encourage the Western New York community to participate in the global “Earth Hour” movement. Earth Hour will take place on March 29 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Zoo’s “Power Down for Polar Bears” event will run for a full week from March 23 – March 29 to encourage maximum participation.

Participation is easy! Schools and classrooms, local businesses, and individuals or families can get involved. During “Power Down for Polar Bears” week, participants should shut off any non-essential lights, appliances, or electronics for at least one hour. Consuming less energy is one easy way to reduce carbon emissions, and slow the melting of sea ice. Polar bears in the wild depend on sea ice to survive.

Annual Gala to Benefit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café

Annual Gala to Benefit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café

 

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, a nonprofit neighborhood bookstore, will hold its sixth annual fundraising gala at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo. 

The theme of this year’s event is being kept a secret; stay tuned and follow the clues on the Dogs Ears Bookstore & Café Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DogEarsBookstore.

Students Present Valentines To Vets At Jacobs’ Outreach

Students Present Valentines To Vets At Jacobs’ Outreach

Veterans that attended Clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” event received more than a discount card

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs has hosted over 50 community outreaches throughout Erie County issuing “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Cards to eligible Veterans. The identification card provides valuable discounts at over 600 Erie County Businesses.

Thursday’s “Thank-A-Vet” outreach at the Leonard Post in Cheektowaga was very special to the over 100 veterans that attended. In addition to receiving their “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Card, veterans were also given a hand-made valentine created by students from Cheektowaga Central Middle School.

Prior to this event, Chris Jacobs coordinated an effort with Cheektowaga Central Middle School, where over one hundred 5th graders participated in making valentines to be handed out to veterans at the Clerk’s “Thanks-A-Vet” outreach.

Safe, Sound and Unbroken Concert to Benefit Matt Urban HOPE Center

Safe, Sound and Unbroken Concert to Benefit Matt Urban HOPE Center

 

Safe, Sound and Unbroken, a concert featuring performances by The Unbroken and the Chris Squier Band, will take place beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo. The event will benefit the Lt. Col. Matt Urban HOPE Center’s Homeless Outreach Program. 

JACOBS LEADS STUDENTS IN VALENTINES FOR VETS PROJECT

JACOBS LEADS STUDENTS IN VALENTINES FOR VETS PROJECT

Special cards created for local veterans thanking them for their service

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs helped lead a Valentines for Veterans project with 5th grade students at Cheektowaga Middle School. Jacobs worked closely with Principal Gretchen Sukdolak to coordinate this event where middle school students created hundreds of
hand-made Valentine’s Day cards for veterans both locally and overseas.

“This was an opportunity to share with the students what it means to be a veteran and explain why veterans, both past and present, should be honored for their service and for protecting the freedoms we enjoy in this country,” stated Jacobs. “This is a great community service project.”

County Clerk Jacobs will be delivering these cards, just in time for Valentine’s Day, to area veterans during an upcoming “Thank-A-Vet” Outreach at the Leonard Post in Cheektowaga.