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Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions is once again excited to bring the top seven drum corps in the world to Western New York. The event will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, and all of the corps will be staying at local high schools as they prepare for the big event.

“Upon their arrival in Western New York, the members of the drum corps will try to catch up on their sleep — on the gym floors — and then get up and rehearse all day,” said Drums Along the Waterfront Director Jack Gaylord Jr. “Corps are known to practice for up to 10 hours a day in preparation for a big show like the one coming here.”

Following are the seven participating drum corps and where they will be staying in preparation for the event:

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Writing Workshops for College-bound Students

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Writing Workshops for College-bound Students

Writing workshops with Emily Saeli will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday evenings, July 18 through Aug. 15, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. The workshop is designed to get incoming high school juniors and seniors familiar with the techniques of writing expected of them in college. This course will cover structure, voice, argument and persuasion, and polishing — all while workshopping an essay meant for college applications!

Saeli is a recent graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a BA in writing and rhetoric. She has been teaching the foundations of writing to college students for three years and is excited to share her experience and insight. 

‘Marshall’ Scenes With Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown Filmed at Daemen’s Presidential Residence

‘Marshall’ Scenes With Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown Filmed at Daemen’s Presidential Residence

AMHERST, N.Y. – Filming in the Buffalo Niagara region for “Marshall,” a legal thriller starring Chadwick Boseman as a young Thurgood Marshall, a future Supreme Court justice, was recently on location at Daemen College’s presidential residence, where scenes were shot for the new movie.

“We are thrilled and honored to have Daemen House selected as a location for a major motion picture that will bring national attention to the Western New York region,” said President Gary A. Olson. “To be a part of a production of this magnitude was a unique opportunity to showcase the college.”

Annunciation Pre-K Program Seeks Part-time Teaching Assistant

Annunciation Pre-K Program Seeks Part-time Teaching Assistant

The Strong Start Early Childhood Learning Academy at the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, has experienced a larger than expected enrollment for the 2016-17 school year and is looking for an additional part-time teaching assistant. 

The teaching assistant will provide assistance and service to the Strong Start staff and students. This is a part-time position requiring approximately 15 to 19 hours per week. Requirements include a bachelor's degree in education, or working toward an education degree from an accredited college or university in the areas of early childhood, childhood development or a closely related field. Experience working in a preschool environment is preferred.

Daemen Selected as National College of Distinction

Daemen Selected as National College of Distinction

For the ninth consecutive year, Daemen College has earned national recognition as a College of Distinction in honor of the institution’s excellence in undergraduate higher education and innovative application of high impact educational practices.

“We are proud to receive once again this national distinction and to be cited as one of the best colleges in the nation,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “This prestigious honor reaffirms our steadfast commitment to providing exceptional academic programs and a distinctive college experience that prepares our students for future professional success.”

Teen Built House to be Auctioned to the Highest Bidder

Teen Built House to be Auctioned to the Highest Bidder

Cash Realty & Auctions will auction a student built modular home on Friday, June 10 at 9:30 a.m. The three bedroom, one bathroom, 1,242 square-foot ranch was built by the high school students enrolled in Erie 1 BOCES building trades program.

For the past 15 years, students have built a home as part of a hands-on learning experience offered by public education via Erie 1 BOCES. The house has been inspected and meets building code. Updates to the floor plan include a larger common bath, a larger master bedroom, an electric fireplace, built-in computer work station and buffet, and a security system donated by Casco Security Systems.

Exhibition Features Children’s Works Inspired by Street Photographer

Exhibition Features Children’s Works Inspired by Street Photographer

Elementary and middle school students from South Buffalo’s Seneca Babcock community displayed their “street photography” skills at a Daemen College exhibition that was inspired by the works of American street photographer Vivian Maier.

The photographs shown in the April 21 exhibition, “Seneca Babcock Through the Eyes, Hearts and Art of Children: Part III,” resulted from a community art project overseen by Dr. Mary Wolf, Daemen associate professor of art education, and art education major Samantha Lora of Manchester.