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Missing Person in Buffalo Area

BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo Police need help to find a missing woman. Kathy Miller was last seen leaving a mental health treatment facility, early Thursday morning.

Miller is 57 years old about 5'5", approximately 190 lbs. Has hazel eyes and sandy blonde hair. She was last wearing a beige shirt and shorts and square-wire rimmed glasses.

Miller was seen leaving the facility around 10 a.m.  according to the staff. She was also spotted in the vicinity of Millard-Filmore Gates on Delaware Ave. She is likely confused and roaming in the Buffalo area.

Her family says she is not dangerous or violent. Her family is very concerned and requests the community's help in searching for her.

If anyone has any information please call the Buffalo Police at (716) 851-4444. 


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Get a $50 Gap Gift Card for $25 Today / Freebies & Coupons

In my continued search to find the best deals and websites to save you time and money, today something we can all use, free e-cash.

Today only, if you buy a $25 gift card for the GAP, it doubles in value. That means you'll have a $50 gift card that you can use until November 19, 2010, in store. CLICK HERE and while this is listed under Groupon's deals for New York City, read the fine print. The offer is available to anyone at any Gap Retail store in the U.S. or Canada. UPDATE: Since this article was written at 5am, so many people in WNY have purchased the deal, that Groupon has now made it available on the Buffalo Groupon page too. Well done!

Notre Dame Academy Benefits From Ed Tech Day

Notre Dame Academy of South Buffalo Catholic School recently participated in Ed Tech Day.

Since 2004, Ed Tech Day has enabled IT professionals to serve as volunteers helping educators set up computer labs, install or configure reliable networks, servers and install other types of technology for use in education.

As part of this year's Ed Tech Day, Notre Dame Academy benefitted from the installation of LanSchool, a software program which enables the instructor to monitor the students computer screens during instruction.



Catholic School Teachers Go Back to School

With the start of the new school year less than two weeks away, Catholic elementary school teachers are not only busy preparing their classrooms, they are engaged in professional development as well.

During the week of August 17, the diocesan Department of Catholic Schools hosted a number of workshops, ranging from brain-based learning to using learning centers in the classroom.

The sessions included:  Brain Based Learning: Procedures and strategies to address all learners; Using Learning Centers in the Primary Classroom; a Practical Guide to Design and Manage Learning Centers.

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All Western New York Catholic Elementary School All Class Reunion To Be Held

The Catholic Alumni Partnership will be hosting a first ever, All Western New York Catholic Elementary School, All Class Reunion this fall.

The Reunion which hopes to reconnect Catholic School alumni from all over Western New York as well as those who have moved out of town, will take place on Sunday, October 31, 2010 from 2-5pm at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Franklin Street, Downtown Buffalo.

Bishop Edward U. Kmiec will offer a blessing at 3:00pm.

Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available for $20 per person and $35 per couple. Those attending who are interested in sponsoring one or more members of the clergy/religious are invited to do so at a sponsorship of $20 each.

RSVP by Friday, October 15, 2010 by phoning (716) 847-8374 and come to reconnect with former classmates, share elementary school stories and enjoy a fun filled afternoon.

Buffalo School District Among Worst In U.S. In Graduating Black Males

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WGRZ) -- A new report that examines black males in public education ranks Buffalo the 5th worst large school district in the country when it comes to graduation rates among African American men.

"Yes We Can: The 2010 Schott 50 State Report on Black Males in Public Education" analyzes data from 2007-2008 and shows only 25 percent of black males in the Buffalo City School District graduated on time.

"That means that three quarters of the black male students in Buffalo do not graduate with the kids they entered ninth grade with," Michael Holzman, research consultant with the Schott Foundation, said. "That's very bad. That's very bad for them. It's very bad for the country."

Notre Dame Academy Accepting Registrations for 2010-2011 School Year

Notre Dame Academy located at 1125 Abbott Road, corner of Abbott Road and Downing Street in South Buffalo is currently accepting registrations for new and returning students.

Information on transportation, food services, dress codes, tuition payment options and general school information may be obtained by calling the school office at 824-0726.

Students living a minimum distance of .75 mile from Notre Dame Academy are eligible for bussing service through the Buffalo School District.  The map indicating the walking boundary for Notre Dame Academy can be found on the Buffalo Board of Education website, www.buffaloschools.org/transportation.

Families interested in a quality, Catholic education are encouraged to visit Notre Dame Academy for a tour of the school and to see first hand the benefits of attending Notre Dame Academy.