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Despite School Closing, Pre-K Program Continues to Thrive at Annunciation

Despite School Closing, Pre-K Program Continues to Thrive at Annunciation

 

When the Diocese of Buffalo announced its decision in January 2014 to close Annunciation School in Elma at the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year but allow pre-kindergarten to continue, few believed the Pre-K program could continue to thrive. After all, most of the families enrolled in the program enjoyed the seamless transition from Pre-K to kindergarten and beyond under one roof.

But with a new name, new instructors and a new outlook, the Pre-K program for 3 and 4/5 year olds continues to thrive and grow. In fact, Pre-K4/5 will expand next year into a five-day program, and before- and after-school hours will also be added, according to Annunciation’s pastor, Father Eugene Ulrich.

New Exhibit, Classes and Contests Among Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey

New Exhibit, Classes and Contests Among Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey

 

A new exhibit — “Trillium Roads” — featuring the work of artist Matthew Palmo is among the upcoming highlight at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. 

Palmo’s work includes surreal landscapes, abstract figures, night scenes and seascapes. The exhibit will run from March 10 through April 4, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 13.

Dog Ears Bookstore Reschedules Two Postponed Events

Dog Ears Bookstore Reschedules Two Postponed Events

 

Weather postponed two weekend events at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, but both have been reschedule and will take place in the near future.

A book-signing event with the author and illustrator of “Feral Cat Stories: From Rescue to Love,” will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Dog Ears, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. The book is an entertaining and inspiring collection of Western New York feral cat rescue stories from participants of the spay/neuter programs of Feral Cat FOCUS. Local author Susan Sellingsloh and illustrator Joan Peck capture the struggles and joys of people who encounter feral cats and decide to help. Proceeds from the event will benefit Feral Cat FOCUS.

Historical Re-enactments and Events Planned at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Historical Re-enactments and Events Planned at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, a place to travel back in time and explore Western New York’s rich history, has several exciting events planned through the end of April.

Heed the Advice of a Professional Before Saying ‘I Do’ to a Wedding Photographer

Heed the Advice of a Professional Before Saying ‘I Do’ to a Wedding Photographer

 

The late spring to early fall months are considered peak wedding season — and that season will be here before you know it. And with your big day comes a lot of big decisions, including the selection of a wedding photographer.

Elizabeth Snyder, owner of Elizabeth Snyder Photography, LLC, is a well-known local wedding photographer who has worked with countless Western New York couples to provide them with photographic memories that will last a lifetime. Today she would like to share some professional advice on finding a wedding photographer to meet your needs.

Annunciation Pre-K Program to Host Open House Event

Annunciation Pre-K Program to Host Open House Event

 

The Strong Start Pre-K program at the Annunciation Early Learning Academy, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host an open house event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Annunciation’s Strong Start program is offered in a Christ-centered learning community which nurtures academic excellence and Christian character. Strong Start also offers Handwriting Without Tears, a developmentally appropriate handwriting program; Building Blocks Math, which teaches math using manipulatives, technology and hands-on materials; and a literacy program based on New York state standards. 

Sports Collectors Expo to Bring 18 Sports Legends to Batavia

Sports Collectors Expo to Bring 18 Sports Legends to Batavia

 

Eighteen stars from the NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball are scheduled to appear from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Sports Collectors Expo. The event is set to take place at Batavia Downs Gaming, located at 8315 Park Road, Batavia.

Kicking off the autograph signings from 11 a.m. to noon will be baseball greats Luis Tiant, Chris Chambliss and Joe Hesketh, along with former NFL stars George Rogers and Larry Brown. From noon to 1 p.m. are NFL greats Marv Levy, Jack Youngblood, Tom Mack and Vince Ferragamo. Signing from 1 to 2 p.m. will be NFL legend Rocky Bleier.