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Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Civil War Author David Smeltz

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Civil War Author David Smeltz

David Smeltz, author of “The Adventures of Sidney Sawyer: Missouri Yankees,” will visit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café for a book-signing event from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7.

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Amelia Press Releases ‘Different or the Same?’ Children’s Book

Amelia Press Releases ‘Different or the Same?’ Children’s Book

Amelia Press, the children’s book division of No Frills Buffalo publishing company, has released “Different or the Same?” by local author and Orchard Park resident Kathleen Mancuso.

“Different or the Same?” is an amazing mix of what childhood brings. Young children will adore the beautiful, repetitive language that lends itself to an important message about diversity, through understanding differences. Illustrated by Monica Gartler, the book’s artwork is very unique! Loose, textural handling of the media lends itself well to the text, and the simplistic and repetitive text allows children to not only enjoy the book, but join in on the fun! The illustrations are soft, detailed and lifelike.

Mary Queen of Angels School Welcomes New Principal

Mary Queen of Angels School Welcomes New Principal

Kristen Hada, a resident of Cheektowaga, has been named principal at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, 170 Rosewood Terrace, Cheektowaga.

A parishioner of St. Andrew Church in Sloan, Hada most recently served as assistant principal in the high school and elementary school of the Southwestern School District in Jamestown. Previously, she served as curriculum coordinator for the Cattaraugus Little Valley Central School District through Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES, and as the response to intervention specialist and administrative intern (Pre-K-12th grade) for the Pioneer Central School District.

Audubon Nature Center’s July 30 Wild 5K Run/Walk Adds Awards Group

Audubon Nature Center’s July 30 Wild 5K Run/Walk Adds Awards Group

Jamestown, NY – Whatever your age, whether you like to run or if walking is more your speed, there’s a spot for you at the Audubon Nature Center’s Wild 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, July 30.

Thanks to requests from participants, a new age group has been added to this year’s competition.  Now with a 70+ category for both walkers and runners, those 70 and older will no longer have to compete against 60-year-olds.

Prizes will be awarded to the first three overall male and female walker and runner finishers. Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers in each for runners and top finisher in each for walkers. Age groups are 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. The awards ceremony will begin at 10:30 for those who have finished.

While Trackqua speeds up the registration process and provides chip-timed results, you can enjoy exceptional natural beauty and help restore and preserve an incredible woodland habitat.

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Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Writing Workshops for College-bound Students

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Writing Workshops for College-bound Students

Writing workshops with Emily Saeli will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday evenings, July 18 through Aug. 15, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. The workshop is designed to get incoming high school juniors and seniors familiar with the techniques of writing expected of them in college. This course will cover structure, voice, argument and persuasion, and polishing — all while workshopping an essay meant for college applications!

Saeli is a recent graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a BA in writing and rhetoric. She has been teaching the foundations of writing to college students for three years and is excited to share her experience and insight. 

Explore Buffalo Lists July Adventures

Explore Buffalo Lists July Adventures

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of July events. 

Masters of American Architecture
10 a.m. July 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
Meet: Visit Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center, Washington & Clinton streets, Buffalo
General Admission $15, Student Admission $5, Explorer Pass Holders Free

Annual South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour Set for July 17

Annual South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour Set for July 17

South Buffalo Alive’s 16th annual Garden Tour, showcasing approximately 50 beautiful properties throughout South Buffalo and the Old First Ward neighborhood, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 17. 

The Garden Tour includes a wide variety of homes and businesses showcasing amazing gardens, landscaping and other outdoor features. There are several first-time stops on this year’s self-guided tour, according to South Buffalo Alive’s Marge Ryan. 

Tours begin at Tim Russert’s Children’s Garden located at 2002 South Park Ave., between Choate and Whitfield avenues and next to the Dudley Library. Participants are encouraged to make this their first stop, where they will receive a tour brochure and information to make the tour very simple to follow.