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Annunciation Picnic to Take Place August 19-21

Annunciation Picnic to Take Place August 19-21

The annual Annunciation Church Picnic, a fun-filled family event featuring great food, rides, raffles, music, specialty booths and much more, will take place Aug. 19-21 on the parish grounds at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma. 

The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, with a delicious fish fry, a classic car show from 6 to 9 p.m. and music by Hit ‘n Run from 7 to 11 p.m. under the beer tent.

Activities on Saturday, Aug. 20, will kick off at 1 p.m. and will include a pork chop dinner at 4 p.m., ride specials, and Irish/Celtic music by The Leftovers from 1 to 4 p.m. and country hits by the Whiskey River Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Both bands will perform under the beer tent. Volunteers will also be serving Annunciation’s famous clam chowder throughout the day!

Catholic Charities Youth Education Program Can Brighten Summer and the Future with a GED

BUFFALO, NY, July 18, 2011 – While it’s summertime, the living isn’t easy when struggling in a dead-end, low-paying job without a high school diploma. Whether it’s a teen who doesn’t have the option of returning to school or someone who left high school without a diploma years ago, becoming financially independent without a high school diploma is nearly impossible.

Tomorrow’s Youth Today of Catholic Charities can help Erie County residents obtain a high school diploma, known as a GED, and gain employable skills – all free of cost.

The Tomorrow’s Youth Today (TYT) program of Catholic Charities, along with support from Dollar General, helps individuals 16 years and older face these realities and give them a second chance at a brighter future.

Small group classes and one-on-one GED tutoring are offered free at many locations throughout Buffalo and Erie County. Job readiness skills also are addressed. 

Golfing in the Name of Service

Golfing in the Name of Service

Buffalo, NY July 12, 2011- FORE! You’re invited to enjoy an exciting day filled with 18 challenging holes of golf, top notch catering, fun contests, prizes, on course refreshments and a spectacular auction-all for a good cause! The 1st Annual Belle Center Golf Classic is taking place Monday, August 29, 2011 at the Arrowhead Golf Course, 12292 Clarence Center Rd. Akron, NY 14001.

Registration/Lunch/Driving Range begins at 11:00 a.m. ● Shotgun Start 12:30 p.m. ● Cocktails 5:30 p.m. ● Dinner 6:00 p.m.

Annunciation School Unveils New Center for Health Science

Annunciation School Unveils New Center for Health Science

Annunciation School in Elma today announced the unveiling of a new and unique educational program for seventh- and eighth-grade students that will be introduced to students when they return for classes in September. 

The Center for Health Science at Annunciation School will feature an innovative two-year curriculum, broken down into six trimesters, that will offer students a unique hands-on opportunity to receive health certifications, prepare research projects, explore health career opportunities, and delve into subjects such as safety, fitness, ecology and drug awareness.

Congratulations to the Annunciation School Class of 2011

Congratulations to the Annunciation School Class of 2011

Annunciation School in Elma held graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2011 on Tuesday, June 21. Located at 7580 Clinton St., Annunciation currently serves children in Pre-K3 through Grade 8 from the Alden, Alexander, Attica, East Aurora, Cheektowaga, Depew, Iroquois, Lancaster, Orchard Park and West Seneca school districts. For registration information, please call 681-1327.

 

Grand Island Students Make A Wish Come True

Grand Island Students Make A Wish Come True

On Friday June 17th, staff and editors of the Grand Island High School Venture Yearbook presented the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western New York a check for $5000 to be used for a child’s wish vacation.

Editors and staff of the yearbook worked together on selling everything from candy bars, chocolate, candles, paper and magnetic stars, to patrons for the yearbook. They spent time during and after school, as well as some Saturdays, at local malls raising funds for this worthwhile cause.

Christopher Simpson, yearbook advisor, says that the kids are truly one of a kind. “So many students participated in the effort and contributed that you can’t help but to be overwhelmed with their contributions.  I am very proud of all of these young adults.”

How Much is Your School Superintendent Making?

How Much is Your School Superintendent Making?

By CARA MATTHEWS 

Gannett Albany Bureau

ALBANY -- With thousands of teacher layoffs and program cuts around the state, a few hundred superintendents are not getting pay increases in the upcoming school year - but some are still getting hefty ones.

See a database of salaries of local school superintendents

Many superintendents are seeing modest increases, data filed with the state Education Department show. The average base salary was $165,577 in the fiscal year that ends June 30 and will be $165,916 in upcoming school year. The average grew by 2 percent between 2009-10 and 2011-12.