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Dog Ears Bookstore Kicks off Membership Wall

Dog Ears Bookstore Kicks off Membership Wall

People all over South Buffalo and Western New York support Dog Ears Bookstore for so many reasons — maybe it's the educational programs for kids, poetry nights and book clubs for adults, or the great food and drinks you can get while spending time at this unique community bookstore.

Now Dog Ears supporters and “regulars” can become members of this amazing nonprofit organization and receive many benefits and special recognition. Members will receive a 10 percent discount on all bookstore and café purchases (including special events), recognition on the Dog Ears website, and their name will be placed on the bookstore’s new Membership Wall!

Decorated Veteran is First to Receive New Daemen Scholarship

Decorated Veteran is First to Receive New Daemen Scholarship

AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College student veteran Nicholas Pilozzi has been selected as the first recipient of the new Karamanoukian Scholarship established with a generous gift from board trustee Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian and his wife, Karen Karalus Karamanoukian.

“As a strong supporter of our veterans and our country’s military, I’m pleased to award this scholarship to a veteran as inspiring as Nick and to offer him financial assistance so he may achieve his educational goal at Daemen,” said Karamanoukian, a vein specialist and director of the Vein Treatment Center. “This gift will also add to Daemen’s commitment to provide student veterans the resources and support they need at the college, which has been a key focus of President Gary Olson and Vice President Michael Brogan.”

Fashion industry provides creative outlet for Cheektowaga students

Fashion industry provides creative outlet for Cheektowaga students

Fashion design has opened doors for Cheektowaga Central High School students Ephezon Bell and Taylor Wilson, aspiring clothes designers.


Ephezon and Taylor will exhibit their designs along with 9 other students representing a total of eight local school districts at the “Limitless” fashion show. Students of the Erie 1 BOCES Fashion Design and Merchandising program will be modeling their creations on March 10 at Walden Galleria.


Through classes offered at Erie 1 BOCES, students learned how to empower their passion for clothing design using techniques that will help them follow through with their dreams of studying fashion design and merchandising.


Ephezon has been working on urban streetwear designs, claiming his inspiration reflects the, “edgy but relaxed style of the New York and Los Angeles streets.” His hope is to start his own business in fashion and find a business partner to work with him while in college.

No Frills Buffalo Releases Crime Novel ‘Stay Away From Lions’

No Frills Buffalo Releases Crime Novel ‘Stay Away From Lions’

A petty thief, local mobsters and a parish priest who’s more sinner than saint come together in the gritty black-comedy crime novel “Stay Away from Lions,” the latest release from No Frills Buffalo. 

Written by Buffalo natives and St. Bonaventure University graduates J. Matthew Smith and Patrick Reynolds, “Stay Away from Lions” follows the poorly led life of Tommy Patton, a small-time South Buffalo crook who upon being sprung from his latest stint in the Erie County Jail learns he’s in debt to a ruthless mob boss as a result of a robbery gone wrong.

With the payback deadline looming, a two-faced henchman charged with collecting the debt goes behind his boss’s back and hatches a scheme designed to benefit all involved. But when that scheme unravels, unholy secrets are exposed costing people their lives.

Daemen Ranked Among Nation’s Top ‘Best Value’ Colleges

Daemen Ranked Among Nation’s Top ‘Best Value’ Colleges

AMHERST, N.Y. – Best Value Schools has named Daemen College as one of the “50 Best Value Small Colleges,” a distinction that places it in the top 15 small institutions in the nation.

Daemen, which is the only college in the Buffalo Niagara region included on the list, ranks No. 14 in the 2016 roster from Best Value Schools, an online guide to the best values in college education across the U.S. Selected top institutions have 4,000 or fewer students and rankings are based on net price, retention rate, graduation rate, and class size.

“We are pleased to have Daemen ranked fourteenth among the best small colleges in the country for overall value,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “This national distinction speaks to our steadfast commitment to provide a high-quality education that is affordable and to offer our students an exceptional value for their investment.”

FUNraiser Aims to Fight Brain Cancer

FUNraiser Aims to Fight Brain Cancer

The C4 Foundation – Colin’s Crusade against Childhood Cancer – will hold a FUNraiser with Paint & Sip Drinkable Arts from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2692 Club, 4569 Broadway, Depew.

 

Admission will be $50 per person presale, which includes a choice of glassware to paint and take home, one sheet of basket raffle tickets, wine, beer, coffee, soft drinks and food. Admission for those not planning to paint a glass will be $25.