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Dog Ears Bookstore Seeks Teachers and Educators to Develop Literacy Programs

Dog Ears Bookstore Seeks Teachers and Educators to Develop Literacy Programs

Want to be part of the Dog Ears Bookstore family and improve literacy in our community? The nonprofit community bookstore is looking for current and retired teachers and educators to help out with current programs, design and implement their own and be part of the bookstore’s mission.

Dog Ears will host an informative and exploratory gathering at the bookstore, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 to discuss how to serve all members of our community in a positive, educational and imaginative way. All ideas are welcome!

“Some ideas we are looking to fill our schedule with are kids programs, book clubs, story telling, computers for all ages, book-based meetings and any literacy or literature ideas you may have,” said Dog Ears Director Thomas McDonnell. “Come be part of something big, positive and exciting!”

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author of Book About South Buffalo

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author of Book About South Buffalo

Roger Roberge Rainville, author of “South Buffalo – The Way It Was,” will visit the nonprofit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café for a book-signing event from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1. The community bookstore is located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.     

This book is full of nostalgia, interesting facts, names and stories about people, places and events from neighborhoods including the Old First Ward, the Valley, Seneca-Babcock, Seneca Street, Abbott Road, McKinley Parkway and South Park Avenue, going back to the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. It should appeal to people of all ages, especially those connected to the Baby Boomer generation. 

Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank Kick Off Touchdown for Teachers Contest

Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank Kick Off Touchdown for Teachers Contest

Western New Yorkers asked to nominate outstanding educators in their community

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — For the 9th consecutive year, the Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank are calling on fans to nominate Western New York’s “Hall of Fame-caliber” educators for the 2017 M&T Bank Touchdown for Teachers program, which recognizes local teachers for extraordinary service to their schools and communities.

This year, the Bills and M&T are hoping to gather the most nominations in the program’s history. To make it happen, they’re challenging each of the schools throughout the 15-county region that is eligible for the competition to nominate at least one of their outstanding teachers.

Elmwood Village Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood Village Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

The Elmwood Village Farmers Market will hold its seventh annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s upcoming 2017 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 10. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood Village Farmers Market, sponsored by the Elmwood Village Association.

Mary Queen of Angels School Seeks Business Sponsorships for Educational Programs

Mary Queen of Angels School Seeks Business Sponsorships for Educational Programs

Mary Queen of Angels School, providing a quality Catholic education for students from Cheektowaga, Buffalo and several surrounding suburbs, is seeking to build corporate partnerships by offering five unique educational sponsorship opportunities.

The school is currently seeking sponsors for its science lab, digital media arts, music and the arts, STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics), and professional development program.

Land Donation Protects Lakeshore Forest; Land Conservancy Seeks Community’s Help to Cover Costs

Land Donation Protects Lakeshore Forest; Land Conservancy Seeks Community’s Help to Cover Costs

Last spring, a generous landowner donated a beautiful eight-acre forest on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie in Derby to the Western New York Land Conservancy. The Land Conservancy is a non-profit land trust that protects forests, farms and scenic vistas forever, including places like the Stella Niagara Preserve in Lewiston and The Owens Falls Sanctuary in Aurora.  

The Lakeshore Forest is the Land Conservancy’s first preserve directly on Lake Erie. There is very little natural land like this left along the shoreline. The forest has trees that are more than 100 years old. Many birds find food and shelter in these trees during their long spring and fall migrations. Scattered wetlands provide habitat for frogs, toads and salamanders. 

Annunciation Parishioners Spread the Holiday Spirit to Those in Need

Annunciation Parishioners Spread the Holiday Spirit to Those in Need

Parishioners of the Church of the Annunciation in Elma each year share the joy of the Christmas season through the Stars of Bethlehem program. On Thanksgiving weekend, stars are displayed on church windows with the first name, age and situation of a person who needs some hope, joy and love at Christmas.

Father Eugene Ulrich, pastor of Annunciation, asks parishioners to reflect on the many blessings God has given them in their lives and out of gratitude take a star, if they are able, pray for that individual and purchase a gift to bless them at Christmas. Gifts are brought back the third weekend of Advent.