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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. 

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue, Basket Auction on November 7

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue, Basket Auction on November 7

 

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold a chicken barbecue and basket auction from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in the Variety Club Banquet Hall, 6114 Broadway, Lancaster.

Dinners are take-out only and will include a half chicken from BW’s Barbecue plus a cream corn bake, mashed potatoes with gravy, homemade noodle salad, roll and dessert. The cost for the chicken dinner is just $10 per person.

Fundraiser to Benefit Alzheimer's Association of WNY

An event to benefit the Alzheimer's Association of WNY will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Lancaster Moose Lodge, 5437 Broadway, Lancaster.

 

The fundraiser will feature a Zumbathon, basket auction, refreshments and live music.

 

Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

 

For more information, call Karen Overhoff at 681-2255 or Janis Graham at 380-5897.

Annunciation to Celebrate ‘A Festival of Faiths’

Annunciation to Celebrate ‘A Festival of Faiths’

 

The final segment of the four-part Sacred Journeys series at the Church of the Annunciation in Elma will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. Titled “A Festival of Faiths,” the event will feature workshops in the Buddhist, Jewish, Islamic and Hindu faith traditions.

“A Festival of Faiths” will be held in Annunciation’s school building, located at 7580 Clinton St. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. 

For more information on the Church of the Annunciation, please visit www.annunciation.cc.

 

RealtyUSA Sponsors Puppy Tales Session at Dog Ears Bookstore

RealtyUSA Sponsors Puppy Tales Session at Dog Ears Bookstore

 

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, located 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, would like to thank Matt Whitehead and RealtyUSA for sponsoring the recent Puppy Tales session for children ages 2 to 4.

“RealtyUSA is a huge supporter of our Puppy Tales story time,” said Thomas McDonnell, director of Dog Ears Bookstore. “Through their generosity, the children received six weeks of story time that included reading three books and enjoying a snack and a craft each week. At the end of the session the kids were able to take a book home, as usual, but in this session RealtyUSA was also kind enough to give each child a surprise — a stuffed Pluto — to take home.

NOCO Express stores raise $20,000 for United Way

NOCO Express stores raise $20,000 for United Way
NOCO Express stores, its customers, and employees raised $20,000 to support the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and several other United Ways in the region. Throughout the month of June, donations of $1, $3 or $5 were collected at all 36 NOCO Express stores through a paper t-shirt pin up campaign.  

 

“In only two years of conducting a month-long in-store campaign, our customers have generously donated more than $32,000 to support United Way programs and organizations right here in the Western New York community,” Jim DeFilippis, vice president and general manager, NOCO Express.

 

"NOCO is a wonderful community partner," said Michael Weiner, United Way president and CEO. "We are grateful not only to the company for their commitment to our community, but to their customers who once again stepped up and made a difference this year through their generosity."

 

‘Funktastic Friday’ Music Event to Benefit Matt Urban Center

‘Funktastic Friday’ Music Event to Benefit Matt Urban Center

 

“Funktastic Friday,” a musical fundraiser to benefit the Matt Urban Center, will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo. Entertainment will be provided by Smackdab and Randle and the Late Night Scandals.