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Beckett Card Grading, Authentication Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Beckett Card Grading, Authentication Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host representatives from Beckett Grading Services and Beckett Authentication Services from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the store, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Beckett Grading Services provides collectors with the most thorough, consistent and accurate grading efforts available in the industry. Your BGS-graded cards will be returned in a unique, protective cardholder. Beckett uses an easy-to-understand one- to 10-point grading scale to rate sports cards, which are graded on four key categories: Centering, corners, edges and surface. Grades from each of these key categories will be considered in determining your card's final overall grade. Beckett also grades non-sports cards, magazines, pocket schedules and gaming cards.

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No Frills Buffalo Publishing Releases ‘City of Blight’

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Releases ‘City of Blight’

“City of Blight,” by John Wingspread Howell, is the latest book release from No Frills Buffalo publishing company. A native of Buffalo who moved away for 31 years before returning home, Howell’s previous novels include “The Goddess Patrol,” “Naked in Church” and “St. Jude’s Gospel.

“ ‘City of Blight’ is a sort of Sopranos meets House of Cards on a local city level, with a great love story thrown in,” said the author. “There is political intrigue, conspiracy, psychological complexity and a story of lifelong — though mostly unrequited — love.” 

Buffalo Prep Appoints New Board Members

BUFFALO, NY – Buffalo Prep announced recently that it has appointed six new members to its board of directors. Their appointments, effective immediately, will help promote the laudable mission of Buffalo Prep, an organization that focuses on identifying the many promising, yet economically disadvantaged, minority students throughout WNY.

Jodyann Galvin, partner at the distinguished law firm of Hodgson Russ. Galvin is also an adjunct professor at the University at Buffalo Law School, where she teaches a course on New York civil practice.

Hon. Craig Hannah, Buffalo city court judge, brings experience as a lawyer as well as a professor at Medaille College to the board. Judge Hannah was previously president of the Minority Bar Association of Western New York and the recipient of its Legal Service Award.

TM Montante Development unveils first residential units at Gates Circle

TM Montante Development unveils first residential units at Gates Circle

TM Montante Development today unveiled two new luxury apartments that are ready for immediate occupancy as part of their overall Gates Circle Redevelopment Project in Buffalo, NY. 

The residential units located at 40 Gates Circle include a three-bedroom apartment, which is approximately 2,040 square feet in size with a fireplace, in-suite laundry, a den with three walls of windows, and an unparalleled view of Gates Circle.  The first floor unit is a 780 square foot one bedroom.  Both units have nine-foot ceilings, private outdoor patio space, new kitchens with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and built in cabinetry, and include on-site parking.  

The units are available for immediate occupancy and rents range from $1200 to $2500 per month, including amenities and parking.     

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Mary Queen of Angels School Prepares for Catholic Schools Week, Open House Events

Mary Queen of Angels School Prepares for Catholic Schools Week, Open House Events

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga is busy preparing for Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 30 through Feb. 3. The week will feature daily educational themes and tours for families considering MQA and Catholic education.

“Instead of hosting a traditional open house event, MQA will be open throughout Catholic Schools Week to families who would like to see our school, teachers and students in action,” said Principal Kristen Hada. “Tours will be offered from 8:15 a.m. until 2 p.m. Jan. 30 through Feb. 3, and you do not need to make an appointment. If you cannot make it in during school hours, please call the school office at 895-6280 to schedule a private tour.”

Batavia Downs to Host Sports Collectors Expo in February

Batavia Downs to Host Sports Collectors Expo in February

A huge lineup of professional athletes — including several Hall of Famers and members of the Buffalo Bills, Braves and Sabres — are scheduled to appear at the Sports Collectors Expo Feb. 18 and 19 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.

Explore Buffalo Announces 2017 Architectural Course

Explore Buffalo Announces 2017 Architectural Course

Buffalo is recognized as having one of the best collections of architecture among American cities, with outstanding examples of a wide variety of architectural styles. Join Explore Buffalo for a four-week course on architectural styles to see how the entire city of Buffalo is a true architectural museum. This course will be led by Chuck LaChiusa, Explore Buffalo Board President and creator of BuffaloAH.com.

Each session will be 90 minutes in length, from 7 pm to 8:30 p.m., including a brief break. This course can only be purchased as a whole; individual sessions cannot be purchased separately. Sessions will include the following: