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Lockport YMCA to Host Annual SUNY Coaching Certification

Lockport YMCA to Host Annual SUNY Coaching Certification

Lockport, N.Y. – The Lockport YMCA is hosting a SUNY Youth Sports Institute Coaching Certification Course on Wednesday, January 19th.  The upcoming course will be the second SUNY Coaching Certification held with the Lockport YMCA since January 2010.   

The class is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm at the Lockport YMCA on East Avenue, and will last approximately 3 hours.  The course is open to all who are interested within the Lockport community.  John Strong will be the SUNY Youth Sports Institute Instructor teaching the Wednesday evening course. 

Hot Deal Offered for Buffalo Soup-Fest

Hot Deal Offered for Buffalo Soup-Fest

Families will be able to sip soup for less if they take advantage of a deal being offered for a limited time by the organizers of the Buffalo Soup-Fest, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.

A family four-pack deal of $10 for four admission tickets is being offered on the event’s website at www.buffalosoupfest.com through Jan. 19.

Tickets regularly are $5 each.

During the event, more than 30 vendors will compete in more than 12 categories, ranging from best potato soup to spiciest concoction, with attendees casting their votes. A chili tasting, children’s activities and celebrity taste challenge also will be featured. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hunter’s Hope.

For more information, e-mail buffalosoupfest@gmail.com.

 

Just Announced: The French Connection to Appear at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest

Just Announced: The French Connection to Appear at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest

The French Connection — Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert and Richard Martin — will be appearing December 26 and 27 at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest is being held December 26-29 and is sponsored by Towne Automotive Group, Certo Brothers Distributing Company and Sgroi Financial LLC, in association with WNY Hockey Magazine. Hockey fans from Western New York, Southern Ontario and around the world will also be in downtown Buffalo during this time for the World Junior hockey tournament.

Fundraiser: Where a Kid Can Help Other Kids

Fundraiser: Where a Kid Can Help Other Kids

  Lancaster residents soon will have the chance to spend a day out with the family while also helping students in the school district.

  The Lancaster Educational and Alumni Foundation – or LEAF – will hold its Chuck E. Cheese’s Lancaster Schools Winter Recess Family Fun Day from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the Chuck E. Cheese’s at 4408 Milestrip Road in Blasdell.

  LEAF is the newly formed, not-for-profit foundation dedicated to helping Lancaster schools and students by raising funds to support programs. During the Fun Day, Chuck E. Cheese’s will donate 15 percent of purchases generated by Lancaster family and friends back to LEAF. Those attending are asked to bring a copy of the flier, which may be downloaded by visiting LEAF’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LEAFoundation and clicking on the “Photos” link. The flier is in the “Wall Photos” album.

Bayonets Before Daybreak Recreates 1813 Capture of Fort Niagara

Bayonets Before Daybreak Recreates 1813 Capture of Fort Niagara

A special walking tour set for Sunday morning, December 19 will follow in the footsteps of British soldiers who captured Fort Niagara exactly 197 years ago. The tour will be led by a uniformed War of 1812 soldier who will walk participants through the daring night attack that delivered Fort Niagara from U.S. into British hands. The soldier will also give tour participants a first-hand look at Fort Niagara's American garrison, including uniforms and equipment of U.S. War of 1812 soldiers.

The tour begins at 7:00 am, just hours after the actual assault captured the Fort on the morning of December 19, 1813. Following the tour, participants will be served breakfast at the Fort Niagara Officers Club. Attendance is limited to the first twenty people who register. Cost is $18.13 per person and must be paid in advance by calling (716) 745-7611.

For more information, consult Old Fort Niagara's website at www.oldfortniagara.org.

Building Gingerbread Houses at St. John's School

Building Gingerbread Houses at St. John's School

Every year, Mrs. Cambria's Kindergarten class keeps tradition - building gingerbread houses for the Christmas season.  This year wasn't any different.  Most of the children's parents came in to help their child build his or her very own gingerbread house to take home.  Everyone brings in milk cartons, to serve as the house's frame, and graham crackers and various candies to decorate with.  This year the class had a special idea - turn their Thanksgiving teepee into a Christmas tree.  Father David Tourville even showed up to give the tree a special blessing after placing the Christmas angel on top.  This year's event was concluded with the singing of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing."

HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest Coming to Downtown Buffalo

HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest Coming to Downtown Buffalo

The world is coming to Buffalo ... and we’re throwing a party!

HockeyTowne USA Fan Fest, four days of fun for kids, moms, dads and hockey enthusiasts, is coming to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in downtown Buffalo December 26-29. Admission is just $5 per person, and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult admission.

A private VIP party featuring The Boys of Summer will be held on Sunday, December 26. HockeyTowne USA Fan Fest will then open to the public from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, December 27 and Tuesday, December 28, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.