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Innovative New Program Aimed at Drinking Drivers

Innovative New Program Aimed at Drinking Drivers

The Resource Training Center (TRTC) has been selected by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles as one of just four authorized providers in Erie County for its Drinking Driver Program (DDP). The program allows motorists convicted in New York State of alcohol- or drug-related driving violations to qualify for a conditional license or conditional driving privileges upon completion, thereby avoiding having their license or privilege to drive revoked or suspended. It fulfills both DMV and court-mandated training requirements.

Families Touched by MS Hopes to Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Families Touched by MS Hopes to Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients

What began as an event to help a friend has turned into a yearly mission to help those with multiple sclerosis.

The third annual Families Touched by MS fundraiser will be held from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 2, in the auditorium at St. Mary’s High School, 142 Laverack Ave., Lancaster.

The effort began three years ago, when a group of St. Mary’s and Lancaster High School friends started fundraising to help a friend who had been battling multiple sclerosis for more than a decade. The friend required handicap-accessible renovations at his home, so his comrades formed Families Touched by MS to run a fundraiser to make the renovations a reality.

With the success of the first event, those who formed Families Touched by MS decided to create a not-for-profit group of the same name and operate an annual fundraiser to help the Lancaster-Depew community, organizers said.

Local Bowlers Gathering for Annual JA Bowl-A-Thon

Local Bowlers Gathering for Annual JA Bowl-A-Thon

More than 1,600 bowlers are gathering for the annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser, the largest for the Junior Achievement Program. The event is being held at four locations on March 12.

  • AMF Airport Lanes - 3754 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, NY
  • AMF Thruway Lanes - 1550 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, NY
  • Tonawanda Bowling Center – 574 Young St. Tonawanda, NY (noon only)
  • Transit Lanes - 7850 Transit Road, Williamsville, NY

The event draws participation from over 60 businesses in Western New York and raises approximately $150,000 for Junior Achievement. The teams will participate in two bowling matches at 12:00PM and 3:00PM and will also be involved in contests hosted by the event.

Prizes available for participants include a 32" LCD TV, $250 Dunn-Tire Certificate, an Apple iPod Touch, $100 Tops Gift Cards, one year supply of Perry's Ice cream, and plenty more.

WNY Resident Invents Unique First Aid Cap for Children

WNY Resident Invents Unique First Aid Cap for Children

As a parent, you want to place your child in a protective bubble so they never succumb to the inevitable head bump. But when an injury does occur, it’s hard to be comforting while holding an ice pack on a squirming child. Fortunately, Cool Gel ‘n Gear LLC — based in Western New York — recently introduce its Cool Gel ‘n Cap product for just this situation!  

The Cool Gel ‘n Cap is a unique and cute first aid hat for toddlers and young children. An adorable plush hat holds an ice pack in place for bumps, bruises, earaches, headaches, etc., leaving Mom and Dad’s hands free to comfort and calm their child with a soothing touch.  

St. John's Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

St. John's Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

St. John’s students had a great time during Catholic Schools Week.  Each day they celebrated with a different fun activity. 

Monday, the students dressed up and attended mass to open up the week.  They were then treated with a donut breakfast.

Tuesday, they wore silly socks and were treated to a great performance by the St. Joe’s Swing Choir.

Wednesday, everyone got a special surprise – a day off – thanks to the snowy weather.

Thursday, the students dressed out of uniform and wore crazy hats.  Through the course of the day, music would play throughout the school and everyone would get up and dance.  Some classes were even visited by the school principal, Mrs. Jacobs.  In the afternoon, everyone played BINGO over the PA system.  Prizes were awarded for the winners.

 Friday, St.

Adoption Event to Promote the Misunderstood Pit Bull

Adoption Event to Promote the Misunderstood Pit Bull

On February 12, 2011, the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project partners will be hosting Bully for You!, an adoption event to promote bully breed dogs.  Pit bull puppies and adults from the SPCA, City of Buffalo Animal Shelter, and Black Dog, Second Chance will be available for adoption from 11:00am – 2:00pm in the SPCA Auditorium, 205 Ensminger Rd.

Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

Date: March 14, 2011

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location: North Tonawanda School District Administration Building