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Dog Ears Bookstore Offering Free Camp for Middle School Students

Dog Ears Bookstore Offering Free Camp for Middle School Students

 

A free and fun Summer Reading & Writing Camp for children in grades six through eight will be held Aug. 17-21 at Dog Ears Bookstore, located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

Sponsored by the Erie County Youth Bureau, the camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and will feature reading and writing activities, games, outdoor activities and much more. All activities align with Common Core and New York State Standards in education. The camp is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Thruway closures for Cleveland Drive Overpass Project


CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - As part of the $11.3 million Cleveland Drive overpass replacement project, there will be closures on the Thruway (I-90) eastbound and westbound for steel placement beginning Friday, July 31 at 11:59 p.m. through Thursday, August 6 at 5:00 a.m., the Thruway Authority announced on Friday.

The lane closure schedule is as follows:


Friday, July 31, 11:59 p.m. to Saturday, August 1, 7:00 a.m.

All westbound lanes CLOSED

Eastbound single left lane closure


Saturday, August 1, 11:59 p.m. to Sunday, August 2, 7:30 a.m.

All westbound lanes CLOSED

Eastbound two left lane closures


Sunday, August 2, 11:00 p.m. to Monday, August 3, 5:00 a.m.

Mary Queen of Angels School Accepting Applications for All Grades Levels

Mary Queen of Angels School Accepting Applications for All Grades Levels

 

Mary Queen of Angel’s Regional Catholic School, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace in Cheektowaga, is still accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. The school offers Pre-K, Universal Pre-K, kindergarten and grades one through eight.

Additionally, Mary Queen of Angels continues to offer school tours throughout the summer for families interested in learning more about the facility.

The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in it's 30th Season!

The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in it's 30th Season!

 

  • Explore Buffalo's historic grain elevator district. This two hour presentation by the  Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc.,  aboard the Miss Buffalo II, takes you down the City Ship Canal and through the Buffalo River Grain Elevator District.  
  • The history, architecture, and technology of the grain elevators, flour mills, and other industries on the Buffalo River and City Ship Canal are explained, along with a general history of the Erie Canal, inner harbor area, and more. Photographs, maps and video further enhance this educational experience suitable for all ages.
  • This is the original tour created 30 years ago by the IHC.

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Classic Cars, Motorcycles and Emergency Vehicles to Take Center Stage at Annunciation Picnic

Classic Cars, Motorcycles and Emergency Vehicles to Take Center Stage at Annunciation Picnic

 

If you have an interest in classic cars, ride a motorcycle or serve as a first responder, then the annual summer picnic at the Church of the Annunciation in Elma is the place to be the weekend of Aug. 14-16.

Annunciation’s annual Classic Car Cruise Night takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Stop by for a fish fry, check out all the classic vehicles on display and enjoy music by the Boys of Summer from 7 to 11 p.m.

Catholic Charities Breastfeeding Walks, Healthy Baby Festivals set for July 31, Aug. 5

Catholic Charities Breastfeeding Walks, Healthy Baby Festivals set for July 31, Aug. 5

Family fun walks, children’s activities, games, education, community resource tables and prizes are all part of the annual Breastfeeding Walks & Healthy Baby Festivals hosted by Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program. The events will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 31 in Delaware Park in Buffalo and on Wednesday, Aug. 5 in Hyde Park in Niagara Falls.

The Buffalo walk and festival will be at the Colvin Avenue and Amherst Street entrance of Delaware Park, and the Niagara Falls event will be held in Hyde Park near the splash pad at Hyde Park Boulevard and Pine Avenue.
All are invited to attend, especially families, caregivers and anyone in support of a healthy start for babies or who would like to learn more about breastfeeding.

Reading and Writing Camps at Dog Ears Offer a Fun Summer Learning Experience

Reading and Writing Camps at Dog Ears Offer a Fun Summer Learning Experience

 

Dog Ears Bookstore recently finished three weeks of free reading and writing summer camps sponsored by South District Councilman Chris Scanlon. The camps were run by New York State-certified teachers and featured reading and writing activities, games and much more, all of which align with Common Core and New York State Standards in education.