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Nichols School Prep A Hockey Team Earns Championship Title

Nichols School Prep A Hockey Team Earns Championship Title

On Monday, March 7, the Nichols School Boys Prep A Hockey team became Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Champions! Nichols student, Andrew Poturalski ’12, scored 43 seconds into overtime to clinch the 6-5 win over Ridley College of Ontario.

It was an exciting game two in the best-of-three series. The entire team put forth an incredible effort to secure the coveted championship title.

Nichols School Student Composer Wins Honorable Mention at Competition

Nichols School Student Composer Wins Honorable Mention at Competition

Nichols School freshman, Jason Zhou, won an Honorable Mention in the First Annual Persis Vehar Competition for Excellence in Composition. Corinne Damerau-Best, Nichols' Director of Choral and General Music for the Middle School, encouraged Jason to submit the sonata he wrote in her composition class as an eighth grader last year.

An event will be held at Canisius College on Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. and includes a program at the Montante Cultural Center. Jason will have the opportunity to share information about his piano composition and himself. In addition, a CD recording of his work will be made at the Montante Cultural Center and provided to him following the performance.

Congressman Higgins Suggests Ways to Stay Connected

Congressman Higgins Suggests Ways to Stay Connected

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) provided the following resources that allow local residents to stay connected to his efforts locally and in Washington, DC.  In addition, the Congressman provided other useful links for federal and local information.
 
“With the expanded use of online tools, social media and mobile technology, a central part of serving the people of Western New York is staying connected to where residents find the latest information and being involved in those conversations,” said Congressman Higgins.
 
Higgins, a new member of the Committee on Foreign Relations, recently returned from a trip to the Middle East, with a stop originally scheduled in Egypt.  He added, “It’s no secret that social media has a growing influence in major world events such as those seen in Egypt and Iran.  These tools are giving people around the world a new voice and providing a vehicle for communication that can lead to a greater social good.”

An Event to Celebrate Pres. Lincoln's Birthday

An Event to Celebrate Pres. Lincoln's Birthday

Saturday, February 19, 2011

1:00 PM

Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society

25 Nottingham Terrace Buffalo, NY

We will have a table set up promoting the Round Table at CW Museum & Learning Center

Come join us as we celebrate Abraham Lincoln at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society

Uniform reenactors or those ini period dress are welcome to our luncheon at 12 noon

President Lincolns Famous or Infamous Letter to Mrs. Bixby

President Lincolns Famous or Infamous Letter to Mrs. Bixby

While there have been many myths propagated during and hence the American Civil War, not may have come to such prominence as the supposed Abraham Lincoln letter to that of Mrs. Bixby.

 Some of you may recall the movie “Saving Private Ryan” where this letter was read. While the movie tended to lead the viewer to think the letter was factual, Hollywood sometimes does have a habit of making things up. Well the story goes that letter, noted for its compassion and prose, has been hailed since that time and even made its way into Stephen Spielberg’s movie which has  with General Marshall reading from the letter and using the letter as the reason why they were going to find Private Ryan.

 So what are the facts?

"They Kept Their Word": An Exhibit on Historical African American Women's Literary Societies

"They Kept Their Word": An Exhibit on Historical African American Women's Literary Societies

The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society presents an exhibit delving into the rich and influential history of African American Women’s Literary Societies in the Buffalo region. “They Kept Their Word: African American Women's Literary Societies and Their Legacy” opens with a reception on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at 2 p.m.

This opening reception coincides with a Martin Luther King program at the Historical Society, sponsored by the Afro American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier, which will take place at 3 p.m. on the same day. ("African Americans, the Civil War & Martin Luther King's Legacy" is the theme of the MLK program; speaker Harry Matthews Bradshaw will offer a talk on the subject.)

"My Morning Madness"

A typical morning in the Pasinski house is a whirlwind.  I like to think I’m pretty organized.  My husband would probably definitely disagree.  Getting five children up and ready on a weekday is probably harder than it should be.
Mornings actually begin at night.  I pack the lunches, sort through the school folders, and lay out clothes the night before.  In a perfect world the morning would be smooth and orderly because of the steps I take at night.  It’s not a perfect world.. 

Here’s a run through of how this morning started.