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Mary Queen of Angels School Turns to Community for ‘Wish List’ Assistance

Mary Queen of Angels School Turns to Community for ‘Wish List’ Assistance

 

On the heels of two generous donations from the community — a flat screen television from a local business and art supplies from a WNY resident — Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School has created a “wish list” with the hope of obtaining more useful items for the school.

Compiled by teachers and staff at Cheektowaga’s only Catholic school, the list includes the following new or gently used items:

• Age-appropriate DVDs 

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Rally held in support of "Redskins" nickname


LANCASTER, N.Y.- At least 500 people attended a rally Tuesday evening at Lancaster High School in support of the school district's controversial 'Redskins' nickname.

The rally occurred ahead of a Lancaster School Board meeting, which many rally goers attended. Supporters of the nickname put up a banner last month advertising the rally.

The debate in Lancaster mirrors the one going on across the country. Native American groups have spoken out against the nickname, most prominently used by the NFL's Washington Redskins, but also used by many high school districts, calling it offensive. Native Americans in Western New York have spoken out against the nickname.

Lancaster High School alumni however say keeping the name preserves the tradition of Lancaster Athletics. During the meeting, a slideshow of former Lancaster athletes was played for the board.

Farmers & Artisans Offering Traditional Irish Fare for St. Patrick’s Day

Farmers & Artisans Offering Traditional Irish Fare for St. Patrick’s Day

 

One of Western New York’s favorite holidays — St. Patrick’s Day — is right around the corner, and Farmers & Artisans local food market and bakery is ready to help you celebrate!

For starters, Farmers & Artisans is now taking orders for fresh corned beef. The beef is raised locally at Librock Farms in Gasport, contains no hormones or antibiotics, and is brined using the secret recipe of Avenue Boys Smokehouse in Pendleton.  The corned beef sold out early last year so be sure to place your order soon.

Spring Break Travel Tips for International Students

Spring Break Travel Tips for International Students

 

With spring break right around the corner, more than 1.5 million college students in the United States will flock to popular hot-spot destinations like Cancun, Montego Bay, Panama City and more. Among these traveling college students will certainly be international students, as there are currently more than 1.11 million attending college in the United States. In order to make spring break travel a smooth experience, it’s important for international students to keep certain requirements in mind. Here are some helpful tips to remember when leaving and returning to the U.S.:

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"Redskins" nickname supporter flown in ahead of rally


CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.- Two Native Americans from outside Western New York were flown in Monday ahead of a rally in support of the Lancaster School District's controversial 'Redskins' nickname.

The two Native Americans will voice their support for the nickname. Their presence is seen as a reaction to the backlash over the nickname at recent school board meetings. In January, a group of Native Americans spoke out against the nickname at a school board meeting.

"I just wanted to come out and support the Lancaster Redskins and save the name," Joe Milk, one of the Native American supporters said.

A pro-Redskins donor paid for Milk's flight.

The Resource Training Center Urges Celebrants to Drive Sober on St. Patrick’s Day

The Resource Training Center Urges Celebrants to Drive Sober on St. Patrick’s Day

 

St. Patrick's Day brings to mind shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold and good luck. But no amount of luck can save you from a drunk-driving crash. Unfortunately, March 17 has become a deadly day in the United States with a dramatic spike in drunk-driving fatalities, according to Monica Farrar, program director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst.

Despite School Closing, Pre-K Program Continues to Thrive at Annunciation

Despite School Closing, Pre-K Program Continues to Thrive at Annunciation

 

When the Diocese of Buffalo announced its decision in January 2014 to close Annunciation School in Elma at the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year but allow pre-kindergarten to continue, few believed the Pre-K program could continue to thrive. After all, most of the families enrolled in the program enjoyed the seamless transition from Pre-K to kindergarten and beyond under one roof.

But with a new name, new instructors and a new outlook, the Pre-K program for 3 and 4/5 year olds continues to thrive and grow. In fact, Pre-K4/5 will expand next year into a five-day program, and before- and after-school hours will also be added, according to Annunciation’s pastor, Father Eugene Ulrich.