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What I Like About Mary Queen of Angels School — Part 5

What I Like About Mary Queen of Angels School — Part 5

Following is one of several stories written by members of the Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School Writers’ Club. Members of the club were asked to write a brief essay about why they enjoy Mary Queen of Angels School, or their fondest MQA memory. For more information about the school, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace in Cheektowaga, please visit www.mqangels.com.

 

By Mary E., Grade 8

Ever since I came to MQA in fifth grade, it has always been a joy to come here. The teachers are dedicated to inspiring their students every day. 

What I Like About Mary Queen of Angels School — Part 4

What I Like About Mary Queen of Angels School — Part 4

Following is one of several stories written by members of the Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School Writers’ Club. Members of the club were asked to write a brief essay about why they enjoy Mary Queen of Angels School, or their fondest MQA memory. For more information about the school, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace in Cheektowaga, please visit www.mqangels.com

By Faith M., Grade 6

Mary Queen of Angels is a great school! We have many sports that anyone can join just for fun. We also have many clubs for friends to join and to learn. Some of the wonderful clubs are Mural, Band, Garden and Writers’ Club.

For us kids we have after-school help in math and science to improve our grades.

What I Like About Mary Queen of Angels School — Part 3

What I Like About Mary Queen of Angels School — Part 3

Following is one of several stories written by members of the Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School Writers’ Club. Members of the club were asked to write a brief essay about why they enjoy Mary Queen of Angels School, or their fondest MQA memory. For more information about the school, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace in Cheektowaga, please visit www.mqangels.com.

By Michael R., Grade 6

MQA is a great school. It offers breakfast daily before school. On Wednesdays and Fridays there is yoga or dancing, on respective days.

It — MQA — has great after-school activities such as Mural Club and Writers’ Club. There are tons of sports available to all students.

 

 

Iara Lee: Cultures of Resistance Film Premiere

Iara Lee: Cultures of Resistance Film Premiere

 Iara Lee: Cultures of Resistance Film Premiere 

Does each gesture really make a difference? Can music and dance be weapons of peace? In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, director Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict and, as she saw it, heading for self-destruction. After several years, travelling over five continents, Iara encountered growing numbers of people who committed their lives to promoting change. This is their story. CULTURES OF RESISTANCE explores how art and creativity can be ammunition in the battle for peace and justice.

Iara Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, filmmaker, and founder of the Caipirinha Foundation, which supports projects to secure peace with justice.

ECMC Tops Off Kidney Transplant Center

ECMC Tops Off Kidney Transplant Center

Steelworkers “topped off” the frame for a $27 million Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation & Kidney Care at Erie County Medical Center that is part of a consolidation of transplant and dialysis programs with Kaleida and Great Lakes Health.

In a symbolic ceremony commemorating the end of the first phase of the 18-month project, crews hoisted a 31-foot steel girder to the top of the building. ECMC employees signed the girder over the last three weeks.

The center is part of a five-year, $150 million project on ECMC’s Health Campus that when complete will provide good-paying jobs and health-focused economic development centered in a section of Buffalo that has seen too little of both.

What I Like About Mary Queen of Angels School - Part 2

What I Like About Mary Queen of Angels School - Part 2

Following is one of several stories written by members of the Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School Writers’ Club. Members of the club were asked to write a brief essay about why they enjoy Mary Queen of Angels School, or their fondest MQA memory. For more information about the school, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace in Cheektowaga, please visit www.mqangels.com. 

By Brittany W., Grade 6

I have been going to Mary Queen of Angels for seven years. Over the years at Mary Queen of Angels, the whole school is basically a second family to me.

My favorite activities are dancing, yoga, playing on the playground and sports. MQA is my favorite school that I have ever gone to!

Mary Queen of Angels is a family and faith-centered environment where I can learn something new every day.

 

Could "Ungrowth" Be Healthy for WNY?

Could "Ungrowth" Be Healthy for WNY?

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The U.S. Census Bureau recently released results of the 2010 census for New York, and the numbers show that population in all eight Western New York counties continues to decline. The City of Buffalo lost 10.7% of its population since the 2000 census, down to 261,310. Erie County’s population (919,040) is down 3.3%.

Local media unanimously reported this decline in population as a negative. (See the complete WGRZ report here.) Erie County Executive Chris Collins has said before: "We must grow or die."

But is the news all that bad?