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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:

Public Invited to Health & Curriculum Fair at Annunciation School

Public Invited to Health & Curriculum Fair at Annunciation School

Annunciation School in Elma, home of the unique Center for Health Science, will host a Health & Curriculum Fair and Open House from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the school, located at 7580 Clinton St.

The public is invited to visit with health care vendors, tour the school and visit the Center for Health Science, a special hands-on science lab and curriculum developed for the school’s seventh- and eighth-grade students. The Center for Health Science is supported by Catholic Health, Independent Health, Kaleida Health and Upstate New York Transplant Services (Unyts).

USFL Book, Poetry Anthology Available Exclusively at Dog Ears Bookstore

USFL Book, Poetry Anthology Available Exclusively at Dog Ears Bookstore

Dog Ears Bookstore, a unique nonprofit bookstore and literary arts center located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, is the only store in the United States where consumers can purchase two very unique books — one about the defunct United States Football League and the other an anthology of poetry compiled by local poets.

USFL: The Rebel League the NFL Didn’t Respect but Feared, was written by Mike Damergis, designed and edited by Carolyn A’Hearn and published by Pennylane Productions, Inc. Available in limited quantities and priced at $29.95, each book available at Dog Ears is personally autographed by the author. Included in this full-color, 144-page in-depth look at the USFL are stories on Buffalo football greats Jim Kelly, Doug Flutie, Marv Levy and Ray Bentley. It is a must for any football fan or sports memorabilia collector.

First Niagara Survey Finds Buffalo Business Leaders See Better Outcomes Ahead in 2012

First Niagara Survey Finds Buffalo Business Leaders See Better Outcomes Ahead in 2012

Local Executives’ Expectations for Revenues, Profits, New Hires Exceed Others Upstate

Tonawanda Police Locate Man Wanted in Camera Thefts

TONAWANDA, NY-- The City of Tonawanda Police Department say they found the man wanted in the camera thefts at BJ's Wholesale Club.

Detectives say they received several tips from people through Crime Stoppers.

Anthony M. Autrino, 37, of Lancaster,  turned himself in to police Tuesday after seeing his picture on the news.

Autrino is charged with one count of Grand Larceny for an incident on 01/21/12 where he allegedly stole a camera valued at $1299.99, and one count of Petit Larceny for an incident on 01/28/12 where it is alleged he stole a camera valued at $799.99.

There's no word from police on if they've identified the woman in the white coat they were also looking for in connection to the thefts.

Open House, Tours Planned at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School

Open House, Tours Planned at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, providing a quality education for students in Pre-K, UPK, kindergarten and Grades 1-8, will hold its annual open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the school, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace (off George Urban Boulevard), Cheektowaga. The event is open to the public. 

Highlighting the open house event will be private tours of the school, which will provide guests an opportunity to visit the science lab, computer lab, music and art rooms, see SMART Board demonstrations, student projects and much more. Refreshments will be served. Guests will also have an opportunity to meet students, teachers and the school’s principal, MaryAlice Bagwell. 

Niagara Wheatfield 8-Lancaster 3

AMHERST, N.Y.-In Federation Hockey play Saturday afternoon at the Northtown Center in Amherst Niagara Wheatfield beat Lancaster 8-3.

Three players had two goal games for the Falcons. # 22 Keith Haseley, # 15 Ryan Logar and # 10 Mike Parisi each scored twice for Niagara Wheatfield. # 8 Nick Matos had a goal and an assist and # 17 Anthony Vekich had a goal and four assists. Both teams finished with 32 shots on goal. Senior Alex Kammerer finished with 29 saves for Niagara Wheatfield.

The Falcons led 2-0 after the first period. They made it 3-0 early in the second period but by the time it ended they had just a one goal lead at 4-3. Head coach Rick Wrazin told Two On Your Side's Stu Boyar "we had a pretty good first period but by the end of the second period they were taking it to us pretty good. We regrouped after the second period and took it to them pretty good. I liked the way we responded."