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Sports Collectors Expo to Feature 17 Well-known Athletes

Sports Collectors Expo to Feature 17 Well-known Athletes

 

Seventeen stars from the NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball are scheduled to appear from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Sports Collectors Expo. The event is set to take place at Batavia Downs Gaming, located at 8315 Park Road, Batavia.

NFL greats scheduled to appear include former Buffalo Bills Marv Levy, Billy Shaw, Vince Ferragamo and Ken Jones. Other NFL greats including Don Maynard, Larry Brown, George Rogers, Jack Youngblood, Tom Mack and Rocky Bleier are also on the schedule. Levy, Shaw, Maynard, Youngblood and Mack are all members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Catholic Charities Volunteers from Erie County Gather for First 2015 Appeal Workshop

About 50 parish and community volunteers, local clergy and lay leaders, and staff of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, gathered Wednesday, Jan. 15 for a  volunteer training workshop to help kick off the 2015 Appeal for Catholic Charities in Erie County.

The event was held at Christ the King Seminary on Knox Road in East Aurora in preparation for the 91st annual campaign, which carries a goal of $10.9 million and officially began Jan. 7. The patron saint for the 2015 Appeal is Saint Francis of Assisi.

Working under the theme “Find Good Within,” Appeal volunteers from Erie County will begin reaching out to individuals and businesses in the community to encourage their support of the 2015 Appeal, which helps fund Catholic Charities’ 70 myriad programs across 61 sites in Western New York, along with a number of ministries through the Bishop’s Fund for the Faith.

Daemen’s Economic Impact on Region Reaches Nearly $132 Million

Daemen’s Economic Impact on Region Reaches Nearly $132 Million

Daemen College’s economic impact on the Buffalo Niagara region in 2013 reached nearly $132 million, representing a $17 million increase for the Amherst-based institution, according to a new study released today, Jan. 15, by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU).

“This substantial figure illustrates Daemen plays a key role in the region’s economic vitality and has emerged as a significant contributor to Western New York’s long-term economic well-being,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “For almost 70 years, Daemen has been actively engaged in this area and we will continue our commitment to growing and thriving with the community.”

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer New Writers’ Club

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer New Writers’ Club

 

A Writers’ Club for wordsmiths interested in all genres will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Dog Ears Bookstore and continue through March 3. Sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m. each week, and the cost for the six-week session is $75.

Leading the club will be John Schreier, a retired English instructor who taught for over 35 years in the West Seneca School District and at Trocaire College. He is an accomplished author with many published pieces including several 3M Writer’s Group Anthologies and short stories in national and local publications.

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Beckett Card Grading Events Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Beckett Card Grading Events Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

 

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, regional sales manager from Beckett Grading Services, from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the store, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Mary Queen of Angels School Plans Annual Basket Auction

 

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School will host its annual basket auction event on Friday, March 13, in the former Infant of Prague School, 921 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with the auction beginning at 7 p.m. A $5 donation includes admission and your first sheet of auction tickets. More than 200 baskets, gift certificates and other prizes will be given away during the event!

Central Terminal: Track Toward Progress Or Off The Rails?


BUFFALO, NY – It is one restoration project that many hold near and dear. However, Buffalo's landmark art deco former train station, which hovers over the economically depressed east side of the city, is also among the most challenging.

Hopes of restoring Central Terminal go back further than hopes of the Buffalo Bills returning to the playoffs, and the odds of success seem much longer.

"When I got on the board, the former president warned me that this project will eat you up and spit you out," said Paul Lang, an architect who is entering his seventh year on the Central Terminal Restoration Corp, which has owned the building since 1997.

According to Lang, the workload for board members has increased since the Executive Director hired to oversee the operation of the terminal of the left in August along with five board members.