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Dog Ears Bookstore Plans Fun-filled Events

Dog Ears Bookstore Plans Fun-filled Events

 

Bring the kids and join Dog Ears Bookstore & Café for Halloween Movie Night (Charlie Brown) at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 29. The event is free and snacks will be available for a nominal cost.

Only six spots remain for a new series of “Puppy Tales” story time sessions at Dog Ears beginning this Friday, Oct. 30. Open to children ages 2 to 4, Puppy Tales runs from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Fridays for six weeks. Each session includes stories, a craft and snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This session is being generously sponsored by RealtyUSA! To register, please call the bookstore at 823-2665.

WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

AT&T, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, University at Buffalo, dig Buffalo, InfoTech WNY and Buffalo Open Data partner to host a civic hackathon challenging teams to create innovative software and/or hardware solutions that will serve the community

 WNY Civic Hackathon powered by AT&T, the first ever daylong hackathon dedicated to solving local civic issues in the region, will challenge teams to face off to deliver the best civic technological solution in a 13 hour period for the following local issues; Housing/Property Blight, Transportation, and Advocacy/Public Policy. Cash prizes totaling $3,500 will be awarded, with a grand prize of $2,000, followed by a second place prize of $1,000 and $500 for third place. 

New Weber’s Three-pack to Aid Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research

New Weber’s Three-pack to Aid Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research

 

Buffalo-based Heintz & Weber Co., Inc., makers of the top-selling mustard in Western New York, today introduced a new three-pack of assorted condiments including Weber’s famous Horseradish Mustard, Hot Texas Sandwich Sauce and Piccalilli Relish. A portion of the proceeds from each package sold will benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, a nonprofit organization at the forefront of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy research.

MQA Teacher’s Act of Kindness is Going Viral

MQA Teacher’s Act of Kindness is Going Viral

 

Jackie Sandel, the AIS reading teacher at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, has always been a big fan of the band Def Leppard and has seen them in concert several times. But on July 12, when the band visited Darien Lake, it was the very first time she was able to obtain meet-and-greet tickets that would provide a brief opportunity to meet members of the band prior to their local performance.

Sandel, who has a knack for making people feel welcomed and appreciated, decided to present the band with a gift bag welcoming them to Buffalo. One of the items was a “Campbell Tough” T-shirt that she personally designed and created for one of the band members, guitarist Vivian Campbell, who is currently battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Dog Ears Bookstore, Erie County Youth Bureau Team Up for Successful Camps

Dog Ears Bookstore, Erie County Youth Bureau Team Up for Successful Camps

 

Dog Ears Bookstore recently finished three weeks of reading and writing summer camps sponsored by the Erie County Youth Bureau. The camps were run by New York State-certified teachers and featured reading and writing activities, games and much more, all of which aligned with Common Core and New York State Standards in education. 

Each morning the children gathered at the bookstore to discuss the day’s activity which was followed by a related writing piece. At the end of the week, each participant had five publishable pieces of work in their portfolio. This is the first year Erie County has sponsored the camps that keep children engaged in learning throughout the summer months, ensuring a smooth transition to the next school year. 

Ceremony to Mark Completion of Renovations at Firemen’s Monument in Cazenovia Park

Ceremony to Mark Completion of Renovations at Firemen’s Monument in Cazenovia Park

 

South Buffalo Alive will celebrate completion of the renovation of the Firemen’s Monument at the entrance to Olmsted’s Cazenovia Park, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13.

As part of the ceremony, officials will raise a flag on the site’s new flagpole, a gift of South Buffalo Alive and community supporters. The flag that will fly over the monument was donated by Don Colpoys, whose brother Matthew Colpoys was killed along with four fellow Buffalo firefighters in a propane explosion that occurred on Dec. 27, 1983, in the city. The flag was on the casket of their father, the late Ed Colpoys, who was a World War II veteran.

Actress Mary Kate O’Connell to Emcee Style Show Fundraiser Sept. 26 for Ladies of Charity

Actress Mary Kate O’Connell to Emcee Style Show Fundraiser Sept. 26 for Ladies of Charity

Mary Kate O’Connell, award-winning Buffalo actress and founder of O’Connell & Company theater company, will provide commentary for the annual style show fundraiser for The Diocese of Buffalo Ladies of Charity, an affiliate organization of Catholic Charities on Sept. 26.

The Dress for Less Style Show and Theme Basket Auction will be held at The Columns Banquets, 2221 Transit Road, Elma starting at 11 a.m. with opportunities to browse the clothing and accessories for sale during the event. A luncheon featuring Almond Chicken Dijon is included.

Tickets are $35 if purchased by Sept. 11 or $38 by Sept. 18. For more information or to make a reservation please call (716) 895-4001.

The event is one of two primary fundraisers conducted yearly by the Ladies of Charity to benefit their programs.