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Christ the King Seminary commencement set for May 10

Christ the King Seminary commencement set for May 10

Sister Margaret Carney, OSF(w), STD, president of St. Bonaventure University, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters from Christ the King Seminary during commencement exercises on May 10, 7:30 p.m., in St. John Vianney Chapel.  Sister Margaret will also deliver the commencement address.

Presiding over his first commencement at the seminary will be Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo.  Father Peter J. Drilling, president/rector of the seminary, and Dr. Dennis A. Castillo, academic dean, will confer degrees.

Rev. Mr. John Stanton, Jr. will receive a Master of Divinity degree.   Bishop Malone will ordain Rev. Mr. Stanton to the priesthood on June 1 at St. Joseph Cathedral.

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Enjoy The Journey to Host Creative Classes, Contests and More

Enjoy The Journey to Host Creative Classes, Contests and More

 

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery at 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, has released it upcoming schedule of all-ages events. Hours at the gallery are 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

A cob web chaser class with Karen Koch will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Using a stick, your hands and feet and a broomcorn, you will construct a cobweb chaser with a pine handle. The broom will feature Appalachian-style plaiting and will be a joy to use for years to come. The cost of the class is $35.

Taking Your Pet Camping or to the Cottage: Tips for a Safe and Fun Vacation

Taking Your Pet Camping or to the Cottage: Tips for a Safe and Fun Vacation

 

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Did you spend the winter dreaming of trips to the cottage or camping with your family, friends and pet? If you've been planning your trek to the cottage, or the dilemma of how you'll get your frisky pup to sleep in a tent, Pets Plus Us, a pet owner community and insurance coverage provider, has a few tips on how to keep everyone happy on vacation.

Nature Springs Forth

LOCKPORT, NY- "A day like today is heavenly to be out and see places like this! And every year it comes around again. If you miss it this year, catch it next year. "

Spring in Western New York can be as fleeting as it is beautiful. The annual renewal brings about a resurrection of life that can only be seen this time of year, and even then can be appreciated for a very short time.

Among that life are the Spring Ephemeral wildflowers. These woodland plants live most of their above-ground lives in the early part of the season, while the trees surrounding them are free of leaves. Stunning in their beauty, these forest blooms are the epitome of Spring. Paul Fuhrmann is a Biologist at Ecology & Environment." There's a relatively short window of sunlight that hits the forest floor, woodland floor, to support these plants, and they're pretty much done with their life cycle, go to flower and seed, once tree canopies start to leaf out and the woodland becomes shaded."

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Attention....Erie County Fair Competitors...Enter Online Right Now!!!

Attention....Erie County Fair Competitors...Enter Online Right Now!!!

 Get Ready!!  Enter for the Erie County Fair ONLINE NOW!!!

Well Fair Friends, fair time is coming closer and closer!  And how is that you wonder?  Well, starting on May 1st, you are now able to get started on your entry process for the items you might want to enter in the fair this year, which means that fair time is a mere three months or so away!!!

If you go to the Erie County Fair’s website, www.ecfair.org, you will see all the information for entering.  The entry catalog is available online now for you to see all the categories that you can enter into.  There are so many that you really need to check it out for yourself.

Off-Duty Police Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash

HAMBURG, NY - Hamburg Police are investigating a fatal accident between a car and a motorcycle that left an off-duty police officer dead.

It happened during the noon hour on Lake Shore Road near Rogers Road.

Investigators say the motorcyclist, 24-year-old Frederick Garrasi III, was traveling east on Lake Shore when he was struck by a car also heading eastbound on Lake Shore.

Garrasi, an Angola resident, was a police officer in the Town of Evans Police Department.  He was not on duty at the time of the crash.

London’s Sunfest Event to Celebrate Music, Dance and the Arts

London’s Sunfest Event to Celebrate Music, Dance and the Arts

One of nearby London, Ontario’s most anticipated summer events, TD Sunfest 2013 is set for its annual return from July 4-7 in beautiful Victoria Park. Canada’s premier celebration of the global arts, Sunfest is a unique, high-profile event featuring more than 30 professional world music, dance and jazz ensembles based in Canada and abroad.

Sunfest is a nonprofit community arts group dedicated to promoting cross-cultural awareness and understanding of the arts across a range of disciplines, such as music, dance and the visual arts. Through the organization’s World Music & Jazz Concert Series and the free-admission Sunfest event, they celebrate brilliant music and dance ensembles representing diverse cultures from around the world.