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Mary Queen of Angels School Welcomes New Principal

Mary Queen of Angels School Welcomes New Principal

Kristen Hada, a resident of Cheektowaga, has been named principal at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, 170 Rosewood Terrace, Cheektowaga.

A parishioner of St. Andrew Church in Sloan, Hada most recently served as assistant principal in the high school and elementary school of the Southwestern School District in Jamestown. Previously, she served as curriculum coordinator for the Cattaraugus Little Valley Central School District through Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES, and as the response to intervention specialist and administrative intern (Pre-K-12th grade) for the Pioneer Central School District.

Challenge Gift Brings Jackson Falls Preserve One Step Closer to Reality

Challenge Gift Brings Jackson Falls Preserve One Step Closer to Reality

Last week, the Western New York Land Conservancy and Friends of Jackson Falls received notice of a $20,000 grant from the Gallogly Family Foundation to help save Jackson Falls in Aurora, N.Y., and turn it into a nature preserve. This grant is a challenge gift, which means the community must step up to match it, dollar for dollar, in order to for it be used towards creating the Jackson Falls Preserve. 

But there’s a twist: a single donor must match the entire $20,000 challenge gift. That donor will have one of five benches to be placed at the preserve named in their honor. As a special bonus, those five benches will be hand-crafted by Roycroft Renaissance Master Artisan Thomas Pafk, who is also a neighbor to the Jackson Falls property. Only two of those five benches are still available to donors of $20,000, so time is of the essence. 

‘Marshall’ Scenes With Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown Filmed at Daemen’s Presidential Residence

‘Marshall’ Scenes With Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown Filmed at Daemen’s Presidential Residence

AMHERST, N.Y. – Filming in the Buffalo Niagara region for “Marshall,” a legal thriller starring Chadwick Boseman as a young Thurgood Marshall, a future Supreme Court justice, was recently on location at Daemen College’s presidential residence, where scenes were shot for the new movie.

“We are thrilled and honored to have Daemen House selected as a location for a major motion picture that will bring national attention to the Western New York region,” said President Gary A. Olson. “To be a part of a production of this magnitude was a unique opportunity to showcase the college.”

Annunciation Pre-K Program Seeks Part-time Teaching Assistant

Annunciation Pre-K Program Seeks Part-time Teaching Assistant

The Strong Start Early Childhood Learning Academy at the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, has experienced a larger than expected enrollment for the 2016-17 school year and is looking for an additional part-time teaching assistant. 

The teaching assistant will provide assistance and service to the Strong Start staff and students. This is a part-time position requiring approximately 15 to 19 hours per week. Requirements include a bachelor's degree in education, or working toward an education degree from an accredited college or university in the areas of early childhood, childhood development or a closely related field. Experience working in a preschool environment is preferred.

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Launches New Website

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Launches New Website

No Frills Buffalo publishing company has launched a new website — www.nfbpublishing.com — after its previous website was lost due to a technical failure experienced by the website’s former host.

“Due to a massive failure of the No Frills Buffalo website hosting company, nofrillsbuffalo.com is now nfbpublishing.com,” said the Buffalo-based publishing company’s owner, Mark Pogodzinski. “All literary submissions and contact should now be conducted through the new website. Emails can also be sent to mark@nfbpublishing.com.

Daemen Selected as National College of Distinction

Daemen Selected as National College of Distinction

For the ninth consecutive year, Daemen College has earned national recognition as a College of Distinction in honor of the institution’s excellence in undergraduate higher education and innovative application of high impact educational practices.

“We are proud to receive once again this national distinction and to be cited as one of the best colleges in the nation,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “This prestigious honor reaffirms our steadfast commitment to providing exceptional academic programs and a distinctive college experience that prepares our students for future professional success.”

Pathways Church Moving to Main Street in East Aurora

Pathways Church Moving to Main Street in East Aurora

Pathways Christian Fellowship is moving from the South Wales Community Center to the East Aurora Christian Church at 464 Main St. Pathways, led by Pastor Dr. Frank Cerny, MDiv, PhD, will be renting space to hold their Sunday service at 10:15 a.m.

The Fellowship is celebrating 10 years of worship and service to the community this summer. The more than a century old South Wales facility, built as a community center and worship space, has been rented by the church for those 10 years. As part of its mission work, the church improved the community center by painting and updating the old building. The church also facilitated acquiring a grant to make the center accessible on the second floor with a lift.