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Dog Ears Bookstore to Begin New ‘Puppy Tales’ Series

Dog Ears Bookstore to Begin New ‘Puppy Tales’ Series

Dog Ears Bookstore, a nonprofit neighborhood bookstore located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, will begin a new series of “Puppy Tales” story time sessions this Friday, March 9.

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. There is a registration fee of $15, and room for 20 children in the program.

Coalition Postpones Family Dinner Event

Coalition Postpones Family Dinner Event

The Lancaster-Depew Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition has announced that it is postponing its Family Dinner event originally planned for March 13 due to unforeseen circumstances.

Lancaster Firefighters Ditch Ladders, Grab Serving Trays

Lancaster Firefighters Ditch Ladders, Grab Serving Trays

On Tuesday, February 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar in Lancaster, NY will join forces with members of the Lancaster Fire Department to put out meals, not fires. The event is part of Applebee’s “Tip-A-Firefighter” fundraiser and will help the firemen and women raise key funds to support the Lancaster Fire Department Explorer Program. The Explorer program is an initiative for youth ages 14 to 18 and teaches the importance of fire safety and prevention.

Faith United Methodist Church Plans Barbecued Pulled Pork Dinner

Faith United Methodist Church Plans Barbecued Pulled Pork Dinner

If you’re looking for authentic pulled pork with all the fixings, then come down to Faith United Methodist Church for the real deal.

The church at 5505 Broadway, Lancaster, will offer a slow-cooked, barbecue pulled pork meal beginning at noon Sunday, Feb. 26. The meal will include home-style potato salad, "faith" baked beans, crunchy slaw, corn bread and homemade desserts.

Tickets are $9 presale and $10 at the door, and takeout will be available.

For more information or tickets, call the church at 683-5293.

Lancaster Schools to Benefit from Chuck E. Cheese’s Event

Lancaster Schools to Benefit from Chuck E. Cheese’s Event

It’s time once again to have a little fun for the good of an area organization.

Lancaster schools will hold their second annual Family Fun Day from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Chuck E. Cheese’s, 4408 Milestrip Road, Blasdell.

Chuck E. Cheese’s will donate 15 percent of purchases generated by Lancaster family and friends back to the Lancaster Educational and Alumni Foundation, Inc. to benefit Lancaster students. Purchases include all food, merchandise and token deals sold at the register. Attendees are asked to notify the cashier that they are participating in the Lancaster fundraising event.

For more information, visit LEAF’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LEAFoundation.

Valentines for Veterans Program Generates Thousands of Cards

Valentines for Veterans Program Generates Thousands of Cards

Hundreds of handmade Valentine’s Day cards will be delivered to members of the American Legion Post No. 735 thanks to local students’ hard work. Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo thanks the schools that participated in the Valentines for Veterans program and was pleased to report that many heartfelt cards were made.

“Valentines for Veterans is a program that shows our veterans how grateful we are to them for their service by giving them Valentines from area students. The students were very excited to participate and many shared stories with me about family members who have served or are serving in the armed forces. At this young age they already understand the sacrifice made by our servicemen and women,” Legislator Lorigo said. “I want to thank the schools for participating in this program and making tremendous cards for local veterans.”

The following schools from Legislator Lorigo’s District participated:

Burchfield Nature & Art Center to Offer Winter Break Camp

Burchfield Nature & Art Center to Offer Winter Break Camp

If you are wondering how to keep the kids busy during their winter break from school, consider the fun, educational activities planned at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center.

Back by popular demand, the Center will hold Winter Wonders Day Camp from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, Wednesday, Feb. 22 and Friday, Feb. 24 for children in kindergarten through fourth grade.

On Feb. 20, Wildlife Education Naturalist, Mark Carra, known for his “FasciNature” critters, will share information, games and observations about how animals adapt to their surroundings.

On the schedule for Feb. 22, Diane Beres will use winter science to make ice cream in the snow, snow crystals and liquid and bead bracelets, as well as offer other fun activities.

Finally, children will explore several forms of art on Feb. 24. Artwork will include clay, sand paintings and collages created from a variety of materials.