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Students Set Up Holiday Light Show Extravaganza at Ormsby Educational Center

Students Set Up Holiday Light Show Extravaganza at Ormsby Educational Center

EAST AURORA, N.Y. - Area students enrolled at the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Ormsby Educational Center have set up a holiday light show extravaganza on campus that will be on display every night from 6 to 10 p.m. beginning Thursday, Dec. 16 and ending Monday, Dec. 27.

The light show consists of approximately 2,000 lights forming a variety of shapes and designs that will flash in coordination with holiday songs, making the Ormsby Center a necessary stop for families as they drive around the area to view holiday light and decoration displays.

Hamburg Hires Former Greece Schools Chief Steven Achramovitch

Hamburg Hires Former Greece Schools Chief Steven Achramovitch


HAMBURG, N.Y. - Former Greece, NY schools chief Steven A. Achramovitch has been appointed to lead the Hamburg Central School District.

During a meeting Tuesday, the Hamburg Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Achramovitch to the post, effective immediately. His contract runs through June 30, 2014.

Local High School Coaches Become Certified in Concussion Reduction Training

Local High School Coaches Become Certified in Concussion Reduction Training

Coaches from West Seneca East Senior High School are the first from a Western New York school to become certified in Primordial Strength Inc.’s Concussion Reduction Basic Neck Training as part of their football strength training certification, according to Primordial President Steven Helmicki. Concussion certification and explosive power endurance certification is available for all sports and can be taught in your school.

Girls' Varsity Hockey Comes to Western New York

Girls' Varsity Hockey Comes to Western New York

The organizers of the brand new Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation would like to thank everybody in the community who supported the league for their tireless hard work over the last few years. They expressed special thanks to the school boards, superintendents and athletic directors of the participating schools for their contributions.

The puck was dropped for the league's inaugural game between Williamsville and Monsignor Martin on Wednesday.

The participating districts are: Williamsville, Monsignor Martin, Kenmore, Amherst/Sweet Home, Orchard Park/Frontier, West Seneca and Lancaster.

For a complete game schedule, visit the Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation website.

SS. Peter & Paul School Goes Pink

The students at SS. Peter & Paul School held a very special dress down day on Friday, October 22nd. The students were encouraged to wear pink (or red) and donate a dollar to help support cancer research. The SSPP community joined together to honor the memory of Mrs. Polly Tice, a beloved teacher at St. Pete's for over 20 years, who passed away after a battle with cancer. "We miss Mrs. Tice everyday. Many of us have loved one who have fought a battle with cancer, and we wanted to show them that we support them and admire their strength." said Mrs. Bainbrige, school principal. The students donations, which totaled over $200, will be donated to the Roswell Cancer Institute.
Pictured above (L to R): Paige Lamberti, Shannon Dienes, David Friedrich, Lauren, Neyman, Bobby Villarini, Emily Rhodes, Ben Stapleton, Hannah Kwasniewski, Noelle Ortiz, Mrs. Baibridge, Sydney Scuddy, Deanna LaVean

Baseball Academy Adds Coaches, Offering Special Lesson Package and Hosting Tryouts

Attention baseball and softball players! The Baseball Academy of WNY, located at New Era Park, 4817 Lake Ave., Blasdell, has added two new instructors for its fall and winter schedule. The additions include Joe Mamott, a former professional pitcher with the Boston Red Sox, and Charlie Karstedt, a four-year player at the University at Buffalo.

The Academy is also offering a lesson package special on all regularly priced 10 packs. Anyone purchasing a 10-pack of private lessons by October 31 will be given one free lesson. Eleven lessons for the price of 10 — a $32 value!

Congressman Higgins to Host Military Academy Night

Students, Parents, School Administrators & Guidance Counselors Invited to Informational Meeting 


Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) will host Academy Night 2010, an opportunity for high school students, their families, school administrators and counselors to find out more about Military Academy institutions, programs and the application process. 

“We invite those interested to come to Academy Night, hear about the schools first hand from Academy representatives and learn how to apply,” said Congressman Higgins.