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Mary Queen of Angels School Achieves STREAM Academy Status

Mary Queen of Angels School Achieves STREAM Academy Status

 

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga is proud to announce that it has been designated as a STREAM Academy School by the Diocese of Buffalo. STREAM is an extension of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) academic program, and includes emphasis on Religion and Arts.

“STREAM is not a new curriculum, but rather a creative framework for teaching a given concept across a variety of subjects integrating traditional textbooks with technology — iPads, SmartBoards and laptops — to access the internet to explore, process and learn,” said Mary Queen of Angels Principal MaryAlice Bagwell. “Students will have increased exposure to relevant, hands-on activities relating to a specific topic.” 

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Explore Buffalo Announces September Adventures

Explore Buffalo Announces September Adventures

 

What’s the best way to view Buffalo’s unique architecture and attractions — on foot, in a vehicle, by bike or on water? Thanks to Explore Buffalo, all of these options are available! Following is their lineup of September tours through the city’s most interesting neighborhoods.

Explore Buffalo Walking Tours

Riverfront Renaissance
Sept. 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 & 30, 10 a.m.

WNY Land Conservancy Earns National Recognition

WNY Land Conservancy Earns National Recognition

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.

“The Land Conservancy’s accreditation demonstrates our commitment to permanent land conservation that benefits the entire community,” says Nancy Smith, executive director. “Many people have helped shape the organization over the past decades. Our land trust is a stronger organization today having gone through this rigorous accreditation program.”

Fourth Annual Taste of East Aurora to Feature Numerous Eateries

Fourth Annual Taste of East Aurora to Feature Numerous Eateries

 

The fourth annual Taste of East Aurora, featuring restaurants and food-related businesses with ties to the Greater East Aurora community, returns from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, on Main Street, from Olean Road to Riley Street.

“This is always a highly anticipated and well-attended event, and we expect a large crowd again this year,” said Gary Grote, executive director of the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce. “Our restaurants help make East Aurora a popular destination for both locals and tourists!”

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West Seneca’s Outdoor Farmers’ Market Continues on Aug. 27

West Seneca’s Outdoor Farmers’ Market Continues on Aug. 27

 

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s popular open-air farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, continues from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. The weekly event successfully kicked off its second season on May 14 and takes place Thursday evenings through Sept. 3 on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall.

The outdoor venue features nearly 30 vendors selling a wide variety of products. In the event of unfavorable weather, the market moves into the parking lot in front of the West Seneca Ice Rink. 

The BEST Fries At the Fair....Jim's Fries!!!

The BEST Fries At the Fair....Jim's Fries!!!

One of the major reasons that I love the Fair so much, is the wonderful Fair Food that is out there!!!  I LOVE it all, BUT the one that gets my vote this year (and many other years too) is none other than Jim’s Fries!

There are many stands on the Fairgrounds that sell fries, but to get me to buy more than one, they have to be OUTSTANDING!  And yes, Jim’s Fries meets that standard and definitely-positively exceeds it!

There are a few choices for your fry order. You can have regular fries, you can have sweet potato fries, and you can even have cajun fries!  Doesn’t matter which one you choose on your day at the Fair, they are all perfect!

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: National Crackdown on Impaired Driving is Underway

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: National Crackdown on Impaired Driving is Underway

 

As summer winds down, law enforcement organizations across the country are ramping up enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. This high-visibility campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to curb impaired driving and save lives. 

From Aug. 21 through Sept. 7 (Labor Day), law enforcement partners nationwide will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of driving drunk, coupled with checkpoints and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce the toll of drunk driving.