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Students Get Creative to Promote Annunciation’s Open House

Students Get Creative to Promote Annunciation’s Open House

Students at Annunciation School in Elma are putting their own mark on the school’s annual open house — literally! The students were invited to use their artistic talents to create unique lawn signs for the open house that will be appearing in neighborhoods surrounding the school in the coming days. The open house event will take place at the school, located at 7580 Clinton St., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 2.

The students were given freedom to include a special message on their signs, in addition to pertinent information about the event. Signs contain messages such as “Come see how we soar,” “You are always welcome,” “Touching hearts, teaching minds, transforming lives” and “I love Annunciation!” Robin Bartnik, the school’s art teacher, oversaw the project.

From Here to Maternity

Baby's Sweet Beginnings is a maternity store which also specializes in breastfeeding supplies. New moms sometime need a liitle more information or supplies for their new arrivals. 

The Lancaster location also conducts classes in breastfeeding, infant massage, prenatal yoga and more. Kevin was lucky enough to have 4 adorable babies (and their proud parents) stop by for a morning class of infant massage .




Schools, Prevention Groups Unite to Address Adolescent Depression, Suicide

Schools, Prevention Groups Unite to Address Adolescent Depression, Suicide

Several groups hope to shed more light on teen depression and suicide in an effort to offer parents more support.

"Out of the Darkness: A Parent Forum on Adolescent Depression and Suicide Awareness" will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Alden High School, 13190 Park St.

The event will provide parents with information about adolescent depression and suicide, including risk factors, warning signs and supports. Tips on how to talk to family members and where to get help, if needed, will also be shared.

Included in the program will be a:

Wegmans Price Freeze Continues with Some Changes

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Wegmans announced Thursday their popular price freeze promotion will continue, but with some changes to the products included.

The new 'winter' price freeze will take effect on Sunday, January 8th and continue through April 28th, even if prices go up. The list includes more than 50 products, they say, families use most.

WEB EXTRA: Click here to read the list of products

Twenty-seven items on the original list are carried over with 25 new ones added, including canned soups and cough and cold medicine. Peanut butter, coffee and tuna are some of the products not on the list this time around.  Jo Natale, director of Media Relations, says because the price of those products has increased so much, it was no longer possible for Wegmans to guarantee a retail price.

Buffalo Niagara Film Festival Looking for Crew, Volunteers & Assistants

Buffalo Niagara Film Festival Looking for Crew, Volunteers & Assistants

The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival is looking for crew, volunteers and assistants to help with filming and post filming of the current documentary “Bad IQ”.

Crew associated with the project may have the chance to go on the road this January and February and participate with on-location filming, special celebrity meet and greets, interviews and more.

College students will also have the chance to earn credits and experience first hand what it’s like to travel and document a feature documentary, including scriptwriting, filming, lighting, editing, documenting, interviewing and all the other aspects of making a film.

Anyone interested in participating must send us their photograph, resume, a list of any special skills or qualifications that they may have and a letter stating why you should be chosen over others to help with this project.

Please send all inquiries to:

The BNFF Special Projects


Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Seeks New Members

Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Seeks New Members

The Lancaster-Depew Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will hold its next regular meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Terrace Education Center, 591 Terrace Blvd., Depew. Parents, students and other community members interested in joining the coalition are invited to attend.

The mission of the coalition is to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth in the community by addressing factors that increase the risk of substance abuse and by increasing positive opportunities for youth by promoting the establishment of community collaboration. The coalition is mentored by Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.

For more information, call Coalition Coordinator Lisa Johnson at 683-4444, ext. 206, email ld.sapc@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/LD.SAPC.

Routine Patrol Catches Alleged Catalytic Converter Thief

ELMA, NY - A Cheektowaga man is facing charges after being caught allegedly stealing catalytic converters from an Elma auto dealership.

Troppers on routine patrol along Transit Road in Elma noticed someone underneath a van in the parking lot at DeLacey Ford shortly after 1:30 Tuesday morning.

They caught Michael Lawicki, 22, allegedly using a power saw to cut off a catalytic converter from an Econoline van. Two other converters had already been removed. Each is valued at about $1800.

Lawicki is charged with grand larceny, criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools. He's being held at the Erie County Holding Center on $20,000 bail.