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Nichols School Offers Wide-Ranging Summer Programs

Nichols School Offers Wide-Ranging Summer Programs

This summer, Nichols School will be offering a wide variety of summer programs for students ages 7 – 17 from the Western New York area.

For the athletic student, Nichols offers Girls’ Hockey Camp (ages 9-18), Developmental Hockey Camp (ages 7-12), and Golf Camp (ages 9-14). These camps aim to keep athletic students training during the summer months and to aid them in honing their skills and knowledge of the game. All three camps will be held at different points of the summer, each for a five-day period, making it easier for students who enjoy hockey and golf to try their hand at both. For those not interested in a specific sport, the G.O.A.L.S. (Go Out and Live Strong) Camp offers an alternative for ages 7-12 that includes a variety of indoor and outdoor games and sports.

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!

Sports Memorabilia Show to Feature Appearances by Marv Levy, Floyd Smith

Sports Memorabilia Show to Feature Appearances by Marv Levy, Floyd Smith

 

Western New York's largest sports card and memorabilia show, featuring more than 100 tables of merchandise and guest appearances by former Buffalo Bills Head Coach Marv Levy and former Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Floyd Smith, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst.

Smith, who also served as the Sabres first team captain, will sign autographs for fans from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., while Levy will sign from noon to 2 p.m. Autographs are $8 per item for Smith and $30 per item for Levy.

Bases Loaded to host Andre Reed for Autograph Signing Event

Bases Loaded to host Andre Reed for Autograph Signing Event

 

Buffalo Bills legendary wide receiver Andre Reed, recently voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2014, will hold his first post-Hall of Fame vote autograph signing event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Reed will enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame along with Michael Strahan, Derrick Brooks, Walter Jones, Aeneas Williams, Ray Guy and Claude Humphrey. The enshrinement ceremony will take place on Saturday, Aug. 2.

Guided Snowshoeing Fun at Tifft this Weekend

Guided Snowshoeing Fun at Tifft this Weekend

Let's celebrate the snow! Since Mother Nature graced us with lots of fluffy snow this week, Tifft Nature Preserve added two guided snowshoe walks to this weekend's busy schedule of fun programming. Tifft's trails are beautiful, accessible, and full of ever-changing signs of wildlife passing through or residing within the preserve. Please help us spread the word! #Tifftsnowshoe

Saturday, February 8
Tyke Snowshoe Trek
10:30 - 11:30am
For families with children ages 2-6 only. 
$6 per person. BMS members save 10%
Pre-registration required by calling Tifft, 825.6397

Sunday, February 9
Family Snowshoe Stroll
2:30 - 4pm
Ages 7 and up
$7 per person. BMS members save 10%.
Pre-registration required by calling Tifft, 825.6397

Senator Grisanti Recognizes National Women And Girls In Sport Day

Senator Grisanti Recognizes National Women And Girls In Sport Day

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti today recognized National Women and Girls in Sport Day, which marks the importance of sports participation in the lives of girls and women.

 

This year's celebration highlighted the role that athletics can play in young girls' development and success by acknowledging the past accomplishments of female athletes, recognizing current sports achievements, pointing out the man positives of participating in sports and highlighting the continued struggle for equality and access for women in sports.

"Studies have shown that participation in sports can have a positive influence on the intellectual, physical and psychological health of young girls," said Senator Grisanti. "According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, the majority of female athletes earn higher grades in class and have a better chance of earning entrance to college."

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles Lists Three February Events

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles Lists Three February Events

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles in Cheektowaga will host representatives from James Spence Authentication (JSA) and Beckett Grading Services during February. Bases Loaded will also take part in the one-day Sports Card Expo taking place on Feb. 15 in nearby Batavia.

JSA is the foremost autograph authentication service in the world today, enabling collectors to enhance the value of their signed collectibles with a JSA Letter of Authenticity. A representative from the company will visit Bases Loaded from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Please visit www.spenceloa.com for more information regarding authentication services.