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Athlete Signing Times Announced for Huge Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Athlete Signing Times Announced for Huge Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Nearly 30 former football, baseball, basketball and hockey players and coaches — including members of the Buffalo Bills, Braves and Sabres — are scheduled to appear at the Sports Collectors Expo Feb. 20 and 21 in Batavia. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia.

Athlete signing times have recently been announced. Scheduled to appear on Saturday, Feb. 20, are:
11 a.m. to noon: Claude Humphrey, Joe Altobelli, Gilles Villemure, Don Luce
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Ray Bentley
12 to 1 p.m.: Sammy Stewart, Dave Ford, Tim Stoddard, Al Bumbry, Bill Swaggerty
1 to 2 p.m.: Adrian Dantley, Jim McMillian, Ernie DiGregorio, Jack Marin, Gar Heard
2 to 3 p.m.: Walt Patulski, Scott Norwood, Jim Lorentz, Ruben Brown, Gabe Northern

Free Health and Safety Evaluation Provides Peace of Mind for Homeowners

Free Health and Safety Evaluation Provides Peace of Mind for Homeowners

Is your house healthy? If you’re not 100 percent sure, there’s a cost-free way to find out.

A New York State program now offers a free home health and safety evaluation — the NYSERDA Free Energy Audit — for homeowners. All homes are eligible for this service every two years, free of charge. 

“A home should be declared safe before starting any major home improvement project such as adding insulation or installing new windows,” said Jim Stroehlein, co-owner of Prime Time Energy Services. “If a home has an existing health or safety concern and you tighten up the building's shell, the existing problem will only be magnified by trapping it inside the home. This could create a hazardous or deadly environment.”

One potential safety concern is exposure to carbon monoxide gas, which can lead to CO poisoning or even death.

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State Continues on January 23

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State Continues on January 23

The new Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State, an indoor version of the popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, continues from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23. The market takes place in Buckham Hall on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. The 20-week winter market will run through April 30.

In addition to hosting nearly 20 quality vendors, several food trucks are also scheduled to join the market this Saturday. Rob Falgiano will provide musical entertainment from approximately 10:30 a.m. to noon., and PUSH Buffalo will occupy the market’s community table.

Buckham Hall is located on Rockwell Road near Grant Street. Free parking is available on campus during market hours, and Lot R-13 is recommended for convenience.

Mary Queen of Angels School to Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Mary Queen of Angels School to Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Students, teachers and staff at Mary Queen of Angels School in Cheektowaga will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 31 through Feb. 6 with a variety of fun events and activities.

On Monday, Feb. 1, students will attend a kickoff Mass at Queen of Martyrs Church at noon, and will have a tie-dye dress down day. And on Tuesday, Feb. 2, students will dress to reflect any decade and will also be allowed to invite a guest to lunch at MQA.

Wednesday, Feb. 3, is fake mustache day, and students in grades three through five will take a field trip to Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo to see the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra perform. Thursday, Feb. 4, is sunglasses day, and students in grades five through seven will also visit the Buffalo Museum of Science. 

Tyrpak Accounting Services Offers Helpful Tips for Tax Season

Tyrpak Accounting Services Offers Helpful Tips for Tax Season

Another tax season is upon us, and as is customary, individuals and businesses will likely have plenty of questions while preparing their tax returns. With that in mind, Tyrpak Accounting Services of West Seneca offers several tips to help guide you through this often difficult and complicated annual process.

Mary Queen of Angels to Hold Meat Raffle

Mary Queen of Angels to Hold Meat Raffle

A meat raffle to support the annual Mary Queen of Angels School eighth grade class trip to Cleveland will take place on Friday, Feb. 12, in the St. Andrew Parish Hall, 111 Crocker St., Sloan. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the raffle beginning at 7 p.m.

A donation of $5 includes two slices of pizza and pop, beer or wine. Tickets will also be available at the door for $8, and there will be a 50/50 split club and side raffles. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend. 

For tickets or information, please visit the MQA School office at 170 Rosewood Terrace in Cheektowaga, or call 895-6280. For more information on the school, please visit www.mqangels.com.

Family Literacy Nights coming to Dog Ears Bookstore

Family Literacy Nights coming to Dog Ears Bookstore

South District Councilman Chris Scanlon is pleased to be sponsoring a monthly family and book-themed gathering at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café. Family Literacy Night is a program designed to bring family members together to read books, do crafts and enjoy a healthy snack once a month in 2016. The event will run the third Monday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. and will run for 60 to 90 minutes. 

Families can gather at the bookstore and enjoy stories, crafts, music, snacks and more. Scanlon, who has made education one of his top priorities, thinks the fit is perfect for the people of South Buffalo. “Family and literacy are the cornerstone of this neighborhood and we have always taken pride in educating our children and watching them grow into contributing and responsible young people.”