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Maria M. Love and The Fitch Crèche of Buffalo

Maria M. Love and The Fitch Crèche of Buffalo
  •   The Fitch Crèche, nationally recognized as the first day care center for the children of working women in the United States, one which would serve as a model to be emulated by other American cities.  It was the first to implement a Froebel kindergarten in the U.S.  
  •   Maria M. Love was a prominent Buffalonian and social services pioneer.  In 1881, she established the Fitch Crèche, at 159 Swan Street in Buffalo, near the corner of Michigan Avenue. Ms. Love founded the Fitch Crèche, after a trip to France where she became aware of the plight of children of working mothers.  The building was a dry goods store that was owned by Benjamin Fitch, a native Buffalonian who donated this building for use by the Crèche which formally opened January 6, 1881. By 1881, Mr.

West Seneca Academy of Finance Students Place at Stock Market Challenge

West Seneca Academy of Finance students strongly represented the school district, emerging among the top performers at the 2010 Stock Market Challenge sponsored by Junior Achievement of WNY on Nov. 9, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Buffalo. Four out of six West Seneca teams placed in the top five at the competition.

The Stock Market Challenge is an unpredictable ride through the highs and lows of the stock market.  All the energy and excitement of the stock trading floor is simulated in this innovative and high-tech event. More than 200 area high school students competed in teams of four as they race to accumulate the highest portfolio.  Adrenaline was pumping as students shouted out for floor traders trying to outwit their opponents by making the smartest, most lucrative stock investments.

Aaron Podolefsky Formally Installed as Buffalo State’s Eighth President

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Aaron Podolefsky was formally installed as the eighth president of Buffalo State College on Friday, Oct. 29.  The historic rite, which was held on campus in the Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall, was attended by more than 800 guests, including former presidents Muriel Howard and Bruce Johnstone, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, area leaders, students, faculty and staff.

For his inaugural theme, Podolefsky selected, “Celebrate, Serve, Imagine: The Promise of Buffalo State College” to honor Buffalo State’s legacy and his commitment to affordable, accessible higher education, the role of Buffalo State as the “college that serves the city,” and the importance of transcending current economic challenges.

Harvard Cup Football Packs Civic Stadium - 50,988 Strong!

Courier Express October 22 1948

   The largest sports crowd in Buffalo history-50,988-saw an alert Kensington High School football team, batter previously unbeaten Bennett, 26-8 last night in Civic Stadium, in the first Harvard Cup grid game ever contested under the lights... 

King Charter School Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Buffalo's first Charter School, The King Charter School celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a concert featuring Contemporary Violinist, Doug Cameron.   The King Charter School was the first Charter School to open in the City of Buffalo; it is located at the former St.

Catholic Education Dinner Helps Provide Grants, Programs for Students

The annual Making a Difference dinner highlights the leaders of Catholic education in the Diocese of Buffalo and reinforces the need for the continuation of support for programs such as the foundation’s needs-based tuition assistance program. The dinner will be held on Jan. 27, 2011, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Buffalo.

“Good leaders have a strong sense of self-awareness and strong values,” said Chris Lowney, main speaker for the 2011 Making a Difference dinner. “They believe in helping people develop their own self-awareness, which has always been important in Catholic schools.”

Catholic Elementary School Grads to Gather for All-School Reunion

Have you ever wondered what happened to your favorite teacher, best friend or the class clown from your elementary school? Well, here’s your chance to find out. The Catholic Alumni Partnership (CAP) is hosting The Spirit We Share All Catholic Elementary School Reunion 2010 on Sunday, October 31, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.