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Annunciation’s Center for Health Science Students Visit Mercy Flight

Annunciation’s Center for Health Science Students Visit Mercy Flight

 

Seventh- and eighth-grade students participating in the new Center for Health Science at Annunciation School in Elma participated in their second field trip of the school year on Thursday, October 13. Students and teachers visited Mercy Flight Western New York, an independent, nonprofit provider of emergency air medical transport and supporting services.

Established in 1981, Mercy Flight has flown more than 19,000 patient missions, serving Western New York and Northwest Pennsylvania. Annunciation students toured the facility, met with Mercy Flight personnel and examined the various Mercy Flight helicopters.

Depew, Lancaster Students Use Rivalry to Help Community

Depew, Lancaster Students Use Rivalry to Help Community

Lancaster and Depew high school students will compete next month for the title of “Winner off the Field” while helping their neighbors.

The fifth annual Rivalry Week Food Drive will kick off from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Tops Markets in the D&L Plaza, 5175 Broadway, Depew. Two bins will be set up in front of the store, and shoppers may donate non-perishable items to the school they support.

The food drive began in 2007 as a way to harness the energy of Lancaster/Depew Week, the schools’ homecoming week that leads up to the annual varsity football game between the rivals. Students and teachers will participate this year by filling bins in designated areas of each school from Oct. 11 to 14. The school with the most donated food per student will be declared the “Winner off the Field.”

The community also may participate by dropping donations off at the Lancaster Youth Bureau, 200 Oxford Ave., by noon Friday, Oct. 14.

Annunciation School Earns National Honor for Hunger-fighting Work

Annunciation School Earns National Honor for Hunger-fighting Work

Annunciation School in Elma recently received a National School of Distinction status from the Schools Fight Hunger program. Fewer than 2,000 schools nationwide earned this level of distinction in the 2010-2011 school year.

The National School of Distinction status is awarded to schools that demonstrate notable enthusiasm, creativity or dedication in getting involved with the hunger cause. Whether it’s activating students around a school-wide food drive, organizing volunteers for a local pantry or food bank or cultivating a school garden to provide fresh produce for the cause, schools across the country have been playing a larger role in helping to fight hunger nationwide.

Buffalo Seminary to Host an Open House on October 16

Buffalo Seminary to Host an Open House on October 16

Buffalo Seminary offers a unique high-school experience for girls who want to be challenged and encouraged. Prospective students and their families are cordially invited to learn more at an Open House on Sunday, October 16. Stop by the main school building anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to hear about the all-girl advantage and benefits of an independent, college-preparatory curriculum. Students from our Red Key Society will lead tours, and guests will be able to meet faculty and staff. Information about 5 and 7-day boarding options at one of our renovated houses will also be available. Light refreshments will be served.

Sem is located at 205 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo, N.Y.

For more information, please contact Carrie Auwarter, Director of Admissions, at 716.885-6780 or cauwarter@buffaloseminary.org. 

Sunday Evening Mass Returns at Annunciation Church

Sunday Evening Mass Returns at Annunciation Church

The 6 p.m. Sunday Mass returns September 18 at Annunciation Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. Other weekend Masses are at 5 p.m. Saturday and 8, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Come pray with us! 

Saturday Mass features a contemporary ensemble, while the 8 a.m. Sunday Mass features an organist/cantor. The 10 a.m. Mass offers contemporary music and a Children’s Liturgy of the Word, while 11:30 Mass features the Voices of Praise Choir. Contemporary music is featured during the 6 p.m. Sunday Mass, which is offered from mid-September through May.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) is held at 4 p.m. Saturday or by appointment. Anointing of the Sick is offered on the first Saturday of every month during 5 p.m. Mass.

Rummage Sale, Pork Chop Dinner Slated at Annunciation

Rummage Sale, Pork Chop Dinner Slated at Annunciation

The Ladies Sodality at Annunciation parish will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, in the school gym, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. Included in the sale will be household items, clothing, jewelry, books, tools and more. Admission is just 50 cents.

The parish will also hold its fifth annual pork chop dinner, sponsored by the Home School Guild and the Holy Name Society, on Saturday, Oct. 22, in Selbert Hall. Tickets are pre-sale only and can be purchased in the school or parish office. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $6 for children.

Farmers & Artisans Supports WNY’s College Community

Farmers & Artisans Supports WNY’s College Community

Farmers & Artisans, a unique Williamsville store offering consumers a personal connection to local family farms, is reaching out to the local college community. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday through November 16, Farmers & Artisans will take part in the University at Buffalo North Campus Farmers Market in the Capen Hall overhang.

“We are bringing apples, pears and fruit juices from Blackman Farm, other local in-season fruits, all-natural bakery items made with organic New York state flour and other local ingredients, and yogurts and dairy from local dairies,” according to Julie

Blackman of Farmers & Artisans. “Meat items will also be available by pre-ordering at the market or at Farmers & Artisans.”