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Kenmore East Select Choir Brings Holiday Cheer to Local Hospital

Kenmore East Select Choir Brings Holiday Cheer to Local Hospital

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The Kenmore East Select Choir helped spread holiday cheer today at Kenmore Mercy as part of the hospital's annual Sounds of the Season free concert series. 

The Kenmore East Select Choir is a select auditioned mixed choir from Kenmore East High School. The students have a very active schedule and perform throughout Western New York.

Kenmore Mercy Hospital strives to provide each patient with a fulfilling hospital experience. These performers will help the hospital give the patients and unique and special holiday experience, and help spread the joy of the season.

The next concert is on Monday, December 13 at 12:30 p.m. featuring the string duo of Leslie Bahler, violist and former patient, as well as Marilynn Standard.


Holy Cuteness!

Holy Cuteness!

Patients and staff at Kenmore Mercy Hospital got a very special treat this morning thanks to firstgraders from St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic School in Kenmore. Dressed as precious little angels, the children visited Kenmore Mercy Hospital on Friday, December 10 to present a holy hour, complete with Advent songs, readings, and prayers. Patients were able to watch the performance which was broadcast in rooms. 

Local High School Coaches Become Certified in Concussion Reduction Training

Local High School Coaches Become Certified in Concussion Reduction Training

Coaches from West Seneca East Senior High School are the first from a Western New York school to become certified in Primordial Strength Inc.’s Concussion Reduction Basic Neck Training as part of their football strength training certification, according to Primordial President Steven Helmicki. Concussion certification and explosive power endurance certification is available for all sports and can be taught in your school.

Girls' Varsity Hockey Comes to Western New York

Girls' Varsity Hockey Comes to Western New York

The organizers of the brand new Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation would like to thank everybody in the community who supported the league for their tireless hard work over the last few years. They expressed special thanks to the school boards, superintendents and athletic directors of the participating schools for their contributions.

The puck was dropped for the league's inaugural game between Williamsville and Monsignor Martin on Wednesday.

The participating districts are: Williamsville, Monsignor Martin, Kenmore, Amherst/Sweet Home, Orchard Park/Frontier, West Seneca and Lancaster.

For a complete game schedule, visit the Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation website.

Nichols School Senior Signs Letter of Intent to Play Division I Hockey

On Friday, Nov. 12, Emily Pfalzer, a senior at Nichols School, signed a letter of intent to play Division I women’s ice hockey with Boston College. Pfalzer is a resident of Getzville.

“Emily was a standout player on the Nichols girls’ varsity hockey team in both her freshman and sophomore years,” said Rob Stewart, athletic director at Nichols.In those two years, Pfalzer scored 42 goals and 53 assists for a total of 95 points.

In the summer of 2009, she was part of the U18 Women’s Select team that went to Calgary for a three-game series versus Canada. In April 2010, she made the U18 Women’s National team that won a silver medal in the IIHF World Championship in Chicago. In August 2010, she played for U18 Women’s Select team that played Canada in Lake Placid.

Her goal this winter is to make the U18 National team that will compete at the World Championships in Sweden in January 2011.

UB International Education Week to Focus on Human Rights

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The life of Alison Des Forges, known internationally for her expertise on the Rwandan genocide and her advocacy for human rights and who died in the crash of Continental Flight 3407, will be remembered as part of the University at Buffalo's International Education Week (IEW), which this year will focus on "Human Rights in Perspective: A Tribute to Alison Des Forges."

Keynote lectures in honor of Des Forges will be presented Nov. 15 by Richard Dicker, director of the International Justice Program at Human Rights Watch, and Susan Thomson, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary African Politics at Hampshire College. Dicker will speak on "Rwanda, Darfur and Guantanamo: The Struggle for Human Rights and Justice." Thomson, a specialist on state-society relations in contemporary Africa, will address "Challenges of Justice in Central Africa."

ASD: Social Interventions for Home and School

Presenter Jennifer A. Toomey, Ph.D., Summit Educational Resources, will discus the social challenges that ASD presents in both children and adults in a presentation titled "Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Social Interventions for Home and School." Discover several new strategies to use at home, in school and within the community.

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.