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Open House to Highlight Catholic Schools Week Events at Annunciation

Open House to Highlight Catholic Schools Week Events at Annunciation

Students, faculty and staff at Annunciation School in Elma have big plans for Catholic Schools Week, beginning with 5 p.m. Mass and a potluck dinner on Saturday, January 29, at the church, located at 7580 Clinton St.

On Monday, January 31, local marching cadets and a color guard will visit the school. Pupils will have an opportunity to dress up as their favorite patriot or as a symbol of the United States on Tuesday, February 1. 

On Wednesday, February 2, the school will be visited by the  Buffalo Zoo’s Zoomobile and students will also be treated to a special All-American lunch. A Milk For Health presentation is also planned.

Area Manufacturing Company to be Featured on National News

Area Manufacturing Company to be Featured on National News


Surviving the recent recession and thriving in the global automotive business triggered interest by Fox News

 

Jiffy-tite Company will be featured throughout the day on Fox News segments on Wednesday, January 5, 2010.  Among some of the programs that Jiffy-tite owner and Chairman Steve Zillig and other company officials may appear on include America’s Newsroom (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.), Happening Now (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.), America Live (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.) and the popular Your World with Cavuto hosted by Neil Cavuto (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.).  Fox News producers and a film crew will be in the region on January 4th taping the segments from Jiffy-tite’s state-of-the-art, 65,000 square foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in Lancaster.

Lockport YMCA to Host Annual SUNY Coaching Certification

Lockport YMCA to Host Annual SUNY Coaching Certification

Lockport, N.Y. – The Lockport YMCA is hosting a SUNY Youth Sports Institute Coaching Certification Course on Wednesday, January 19th.  The upcoming course will be the second SUNY Coaching Certification held with the Lockport YMCA since January 2010.   

The class is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm at the Lockport YMCA on East Avenue, and will last approximately 3 hours.  The course is open to all who are interested within the Lockport community.  John Strong will be the SUNY Youth Sports Institute Instructor teaching the Wednesday evening course. 

Local Nonprofits Can Drive Away in New Ford Van

Local Nonprofits Can Drive Away in New Ford Van

The Ford Dealers of Western New York recently announced that applications are now available for the annual Ford Friendship Express program. Local nonprofits looking to drive away in a brand new Ford van must apply by March 1, 2011. Van recipients will be announced in the spring of 2011. 

Now in its 16th year, the program has already awarded 62 vans valued at more than $1 million… driving area nonprofits 1.2 million miles and counting. Organizations within the following counties are eligible to apply: Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, McKean and Potter counties.

Pet Connection Announces January Community Events

Pet Connection Announces January Community Events

Make a resolution to come out and support Pet Connection Programs Inc. in the new year. Pet Connection, a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has been helping animals find great homes in Western New York since 1984.

On Saturday, January 15, Pet Connection volunteers will be taking part in an adoption event from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Petco store on Transit Road in Williamsville. Volunteers will also be at the Walden Galleria from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, January 15 and Saturday, January 22, selling our popular pet totes filled with dog and cat treats and other goodies. Come out and meet some of our newest puppy arrivals!

WGRZ '2 Your Town' Holiday Display Winner

BUFFALO, NY - WGRZ's '2 Your Town' is pleased to announce Ken Boris of 170 Pierce Avenue in Hamburg, NY as our 2010 Holiday Lights and Display Contest Winner.

This year's winner came to us courtesy of our Hamburg community website and beat out 13 other finalists for the top prize, a $100 gift certificate to Target.

Thank you again to all our viewers in Western New York who participated in the 2010 '2 Your Town' Holiday Lights and Display Contest to make this year's contest a great success.

For all the latest news and events in your town, stay connected on our community pages located in the middle of the homepage on wgrz.com.

Just Announced: The French Connection to Appear at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest

Just Announced: The French Connection to Appear at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest

The French Connection — Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert and Richard Martin — will be appearing December 26 and 27 at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest is being held December 26-29 and is sponsored by Towne Automotive Group, Certo Brothers Distributing Company and Sgroi Financial LLC, in association with WNY Hockey Magazine. Hockey fans from Western New York, Southern Ontario and around the world will also be in downtown Buffalo during this time for the World Junior hockey tournament.