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Theme Tray/Basket Auction is This Friday at MQA

Theme Tray/Basket Auction is This Friday at MQA

Excitement is building for the annual Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School Theme Tray/Basket Auction that will take place this Friday, March 11, at the school. Located at 170 Rosewood Terrace, Cheektowaga, the school doors will open at 5 p.m., and drawings will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

The event, sponsored by the Home School Association, is one of the school's biggest fundraising activities. For more information, please visit www.mqangels.com.

To schedule a tour of the school or to register for the 2011-12 school year, please call 895-6280.

Travel 'Around the World in One Night' to Support American Cancer Society

Travel 'Around the World in One Night' to Support American Cancer Society

Community members are invited to join West Seneca West Middle students and take a trip “Around the World in One Night” on Wednesday, March 9.

Held in conjunction with National Foreign Language Week, students are invited to showcase their ethnic background or a culture in which they are interested by preparing a presentation. Cultures are showcased through posters, images, music, dance and food. The event aims to recognize the diversity in the school and community.

People may purchase a ticket – in the form of a passport – for $2 to “travel around the world” and see what the students have put together. Food samples are free.

There will also be a basket/gift certificate raffle. All proceeds from the raffle and admission fees will benefit the American Cancer Society. Tickets will be available at the door.

Around the World in One Night will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 9 in the gym at West Middle School, 395 Center Road, West Seneca.

 

West Seneca East vs. West Faculty to Compete in Charity Basketball Game

West Seneca East vs. West Faculty to Compete in Charity Basketball Game

Faculty members from West Seneca East and West Seneca West Senior high schools will hit the court on Wednesday, March 2 for a charity basketball game.

The East vs. West faculty basketball game will tip off at 7 p.m. at West Seneca West Middle School, 395 Center Road.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and admission will be $2. All money will be donated to Roswell Park Cancer Institute and West Seneca West Alumni Association scholarship fund.

Those in attendance carrying the best sign will have the chance to win prizes.

Journey of Kilimanjaro Climb to be Shared by Hilbert Alum, Ed Kilgore

Journey of Kilimanjaro Climb to be Shared by Hilbert Alum, Ed Kilgore

HAMBURG, N.Y. - The Kilimanjaro Klimb for Kids, last summer’s climbing excursion of the highest free standing peak in the world as a way to help raise awareness and support for Kids Escaping Drugs, will be discussed March 2 by Hilbert College alumnus and climb participant Brian Kruszka.

Kruszka and fellow climber Ed Kilgore, WGRZ-TV sports director, will talk about their remarkable experience and the challenge of climbing Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro an 11 a.m. presentation in Hilbert’s William E. Swan Auditorium.

A 2009 Hilbert graduate, Kruszka will also discuss his affiliation with Kids Escaping Drugs and his personal motivation for participating in the climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, which stands 19,340 feet above sea level.

Grace Stumberg: Music is Art Graduate: 6 City Tour

Grace Stumberg: Music is Art Graduate: 6 City Tour

Dreams need wheels and a rising local musical talent is putting that advice into action by leaving Buffalo in early February for a first tour.
 
A graduate of Robby Takac's Music is Art NYS-certified Music in Action career skills training program, acoustic rock singer songwriter Grace Stumberg will be touring in support of NYC-based duo Left on Red who headlined last summer's Elmwood Festival of the Arts and is well known for building a career "busking" in NYC subways.

The tour mixes music with a message.
 

WSBU reaches top 10 in mtvU contest; online voting goes until March 1 to determine winner

 

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. - WSBU, St. Bonaventure University's student-run campus radio station, is now one of 10 finalists for mtvU's 2011 College Radio Woodie Award.

A college-oriented member of the MTV family, mtvU first narrowed its list of 50 nominated college stations to 25 with online voting from Feb. 1-8, and then pared the list of 25 to 10 with voting that concluded Feb. 15.

Annually among The Princeton Review's top 5 college radio stations, WSBU now has a chance to be named the nation's top college station and be recognized at the sixth annual mtvU Woodie Awards March 16, airing at midnight on MTV, MTV2 and mtvU from the Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas.

Listeners can vote online - as many times as they like - until March 1.

West Seneca Relay For Life Invites You to 'Come Aboard'

West Seneca Relay For Life Invites You to 'Come Aboard'

Look for an escape from the cold Western New York winter? Why not take a “cruise for a cure” with Relay For Life of West Seneca?

Relay For Life of West Seneca will hold its first major fundraiser of the year: a dinner and dance with a cruise theme. The overall theme of this year’s West Seneca Relay is “Cruise for a Cure.”

The fundraiser will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Ironworkers Hall, 196 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. There will be basket raffles and prizes for the best “cruise attire,” which is encouraged.

 This event is for ages 21 and older. Tickets are available by presale for $25 a couple or $15 per person. They will also at the door be sold for $30 a couple or $20 per person. A ticket includes pizza, beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks and music.  For tickets, contact Faith at 823-6857 or Marisa at marisarae@hotmail.com.