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It's Not Too Late to Have Delicious Holiday Cookies

It's Not Too Late to Have Delicious Holiday Cookies

Happy holidays from Western New York’s favorite baker — Cookie Expressions! We make ordering your holiday cookies very easy. It's not too late to have fresh and delicious cookies delivered right to your door, or to that someone special on your holiday shopping list.

Our festive cookie bouquets start at under $35, and nationwide shipping is available. Order today through December 22, 2011, and we'll take $6 off your holiday cookie order!

For more information or to place an order, please visit Cookie Expressions at www.cookieexp.com or call 1-888-232-2447. 

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Mary Queen of Angels School Earns Prestigious Middle States Accreditation

Mary Queen of Angels School Earns Prestigious Middle States Accreditation

MaryAlice Bagwell, principal of Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, is proud to announce that the school has received the prestigious Certificate of Accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.

To earn the accreditation, Mary Queen of Angels has demonstrated that it is effectively advancing the quality of education experiences it offers its students, meets its responsibilities to the public and the profession of education, and complies with standards for accreditation that are established by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Mary Queen of Angels School to Host UNYTS Blood Drive

Mary Queen of Angels School to Host UNYTS Blood Drive

The Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS) Donate Life Express Bus will be at Mary Queen of Angels School, 170 Rosewood Terrace, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, January 6, to hold a community blood drive. The bus will be parked in the parking lot of Queen of Martyrs Church, located directly in front of the school at 180 George Urban Blvd.

To schedule an appointment, please call UNYTS at 512-7940. Walk-ins are also welcome. Donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with a signed parental consent form. Donors must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health on the day of the blood drive. Your donation can save up to three lives right here in Western New York!

13 Over-the-Top Gingerbread Houses

13 Over-the-Top Gingerbread Houses

The Daily Meal recently compiled a list of the Top 13 Over-the-Top Gingerbread Houses and without a doubt, the builders have extreme talent.

With subjects as Occupy North Pole, Food Truck and the White House, these gingerbread houses are sure to impress.

To see the full article click here, and if you're hungry for more click here.

 

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Western New Yorkers Asking Where’s the Snow?

Western New Yorkers Asking Where’s the Snow?

Jokingly known in some circles across the country as the ‘Snow Capital of America’, Buffalo, NY is certainly looking to break its namesake this winter.

To-date our city has managed to fight off its first snowflakes until December 2nd, a feat that fell just one day short of a record that was set back in 1899.

In addition, we’ve also had only 2.8” of snow recorded so far this month which pales in comparison to last year’s total of 18.7” by December 13th. 

Granted, last year we had a fluke snowstorm that shut down the Thruway, but such little snow is not the norm around our great city and certainly the 52 degree temperatures in mid-December is highly unusual as well, so what gives?

According to the National Weather Service, the majority of the disparities are the cause of an unusual Jet Stream patter

Christmas Favorite in Shea's Family Film Series

Christmas Favorite in Shea's Family Film Series

A Press Release from Shea's Performing Arts Center

Buffalo, NY – Shea’s Performing Arts Center’s FREE FAMILY FILM SERIES provides free family-oriented movies to the general public.  The annual FREE FAMILY FILM SERIES continues on Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.) with Disney’s THE SANTA CLAUSE (Rated PG) starring Tim Allen.

There will be holiday activities for children in the Shea’s Lobbies from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. prior to the movie, including a visit with Santa Claus.  Movie patrons are encouraged to bring their cameras because photographs will not be provided.

NOCO Express Unveils New State-of-Art Convenience Store in Cheektowaga

NOCO Express Unveils New State-of-Art Convenience Store in Cheektowaga

NOCO Express Stores today unveiled its newly rebuilt gasoline convenience store at 4590 Genesee Street, on the corner of Holtz Street across from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The store will open to the public on December 13th. 

The former 1,600 square foot store was demolished in early September and is being replaced with a 5,000 square foot state of the art store featuring NOCO’s “store within a store” concept, new convenient amenities for customers such as a kiosk for check-in at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport and various green building technologies to reduce energy consumption.