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Creating Code and a Future

Creating Code and a Future

The faculty members at Erie 1 BOCES Potter Career & Technical Center have selected Adam Taber, a senior from Hamburg High School, as their featured student of the month. Adam is currently enrolled in BOCES’ Web Technology and Game Programming II program with instructor Linda Rohloff.

The staff and administration from the BOCES career center selected Adam because he is an excellent student who truly enjoys working with and learning about technology.

“I plan to write software programs for many purposes and aspire to be a software engineer in the future," said Adam.

Dog Ears Bookstore Reveals Essay Contest Winners

Dog Ears Bookstore Reveals Essay Contest Winners

 

Thomas McDonnell, executive director of Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, presented certificates of achievements and $25 Dog Ears gift certificates to four Notre Dame Academy students who were selected as winners of a recent essay contest.

The contest was sponsored and paid for by local Realtor Clare Shea Hourihan of RealtyUSA. The theme of the contest was Christmas and what it means, including traditions surrounding the event. Additional essay contests will be offered by the bookstore throughout 2014.

Tips for New Pet Parents

Tips for New Pet Parents

 

(Welcome to our weekly 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!)

Whether you're acquiring a new puppy or kitten for your household or adopting an adult pet from a shelter like Pet Connection Programs Inc., the following tips will help you get off on the right foot with your newest family member.

Grand Theatre Lists Holiday Season Incentives for Theatre Lovers

Grand Theatre Lists Holiday Season Incentives for Theatre Lovers

 

You can share the magic of live theatre this holiday season with a gift from The Grand Theatre in nearby London, Ontario. From delectable treats to specially priced tickets, there are Grand gifts for everyone on your list! 

Great seats are still available for Elf, on stage at the historic Grand through Jan. 4. This very merry musical for the whole family is delighting audiences of all ages and playing to packed houses! Tickets start at just $25.95.

High School Seniors to Compete in AutoTech Competition

High School Seniors to Compete in AutoTech Competition

 

The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and Erie Community College are hosting the 2014 NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition on Saturday, Jan. 18. The competition features teams of two high school automotive seniors who will go through a series of diagnostic, workstation and performance tests to measure their automotive technical skills and abilities. The WNY Ford Dealers are the vehicle sponsors and will be providing six 2014 Ford Fusions for the students to compete on.

The competition, to be held at the Erie Community College-Vehicle Technology Training Center at 5885 Big Tree Road in Orchard Park, is open to the public beginning at 9 a.m.  It concludes with an awards ceremony at approximately 3 p.m.

Labatt Announces Details for 7th Annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

Labatt Announces Details for 7th Annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament Slated for Feb. 21-22 at New Location

7th Annual Buffalo tournament features new location with refrigerated ice rinks over two days
 

BUFFALO, NY – Labatt Blue beer today announced details for the seventh annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament, which will shift to a new location for the first time since the tournament’s inception. The 2014 Tournament will move to 333 Ganson Street, where 120 teams will descend on refrigerated ice rinks for two full days of pond hockey play, Feb. 21-22, 2014. More than 800 pond hockey players will compete across 10 divisions with seven player rosters.  

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights Is Open For Two More Weekends

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights Is Open For Two More Weekends

The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights hosted on The Fairgrounds in Hamburg has just two more weekends for families to create holiday memories.

The next two weekends are the final weekends for the 2013 Fairgrounds Festival of Lights; Friday through Monday December 20-23, and Friday through Sunday December 27-29.  Gates will be open from 5pm-9pm; however, buildings will remain open until 10pm.

The Festival of Lights is affordable holiday fun. Carload admission is just $20. Busloads are $50. A $5.00 discount off of the gate price is available with an original receipt from Tops Markets presented at the gate.