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Lafayette Senior Signed to South Carolina State University

Lafayette Senior Signed to South Carolina State University
Lafayette senior Jabari Gordon has received a full scholarship to South Carolina State University. Gordon, a new transfer to Lafayette this year, was recognized by SCSU for his excellence in football as well as academics.

Joining the ranks of previous Buffalo Public School athletes who have been recruited—Steve Means, who went from Grover to UB; and Mike Williams, who went from Riverside to Syracuse—Jabari carries a 98 average this year.

Chosen as the March 2011, Channel 4 Scholar Athlete, Jabari says he was “groomed for this” by a family who closely watched over his achievements.

ART Community Dialog: The Voices of Western New York Artists

ART Community Dialog:  The Voices of Western New York Artists

In keeping with the mission statement of community support, American Repertory Theater of Western New York has created a website and Facebook Page dedicated to opening up online forums to discuss issues facing WNY Artists. This new Website Public Forum page is entitled "The Voices of Western New York Artists."

These public forums are designed for all members of WNY Cultural Groups, media, individual artists and anyone with an opinion that faces Artists in Western New York.

Those visiting The Voices of WNY Artists website and the Facebook page are encouraged to post opinions, offer links to blogs & websites, announce upcoming shows and, most importantly, utilize their voices for the sole purposes of creating dialog and being heard.

Get a Sneak Peak of Summer at YMCA Passport to Summer Camp

Get a Sneak Peak of Summer at YMCA Passport to Summer Camp

BUFFALO, NY - With the school year winding down its time to start securing your child’s plans for summer.  Join the YMCA on Saturday May 14 for our Passport to Summer Event and get a sneak peak of all that the YMCA has to offer this summer at camp!  With over 24 camps through Erie, Niagara, and Genesee counties there is bound to be a YMCA camp that is convenient for you.  From specialty camps like sports, gymnastics, arts, mountain biking, teen, and theater to overnight resident Camp Weona and traditional day camp, the Y has so much to offer your 3 - 15 year old.

At the FREE Passport to Summer Event you can register your child for camp and meet one-on-one with staff to address any questions you may have about our offerings.  Meanwhile your children will have a blast engaging in camp related activities like arts and crafts, sports, games, a bounce house and more!  Every child who attends will even be entered into a drawing to win a FREE week of camp.&

Football Awards Ceremony

Football Awards Ceremony

Outstanding Buffalo Public School football players were presented with awards on Sunday, May 1st at EB Green’s Steakhouse in the Buffalo Hyatt Regency Hotel.  The athletes represented nine Buffalo high schools.

Superintendent of Buffalo Public Schools Dr. James A. Williams and Supervisor of Physical Education Andrea L. Norton handed put the awards as follows:

2010 Scholar Athlete Award
Jason Oden               East High        
Dawnte Dooling         I Prep
Shakier Nesbitt          Burgard            
Chaquile Nettles         South Park
Dereon Washington    Riverside        
Josh Koester              Hutch Tech

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011

The Buffalo Infringement Festival (BIF) is an 11-day long multi-genre arts festival in Buffalo, NY.

It is free for all artists to participate, everyone is accepted and artists keep 100% of the profits from their projects and performances. The art that is typically Under the Radar is exemplified.

The Buffalo Infringement Festival is a non-profit-driven, non-hierarchical grassroots endeavor bringing together a broad range of eclectic, independent, experimental, and controversial art of all forms. Visual, performing, musical, and media arts are all welcome here. Taking place in multiple venues in and around Buffalo’s Allentown District, the festival is an annual eleven-day event running from the last weekend of July through the first weekend of August.

St. Joseph University Parish Youth Ministry Raises $600 for Catholic Charities

St. Joseph University Parish Youth Ministry Raises $600 for Catholic Charities

In an effort to raise money for the 2011 Catholic Charities Appeal, members of the St. Joseph University Parish Youth Ministry collected approximately $600 through a bowl-a-thon fundraiser hosted March 20 at Kenmore Lanes in Buffalo.

About 25 youth participated in the event, along with Rev. Jacob Ledwon, pastor of St. Joseph University Parish, and Dennis Walczyk, a St. Joseph University parishioner and the chief executive officer for Catholic Charities. Patricia Spear, pastoral associate for the Youth and Young Adult Ministry at St. Joseph University Parish, was also in attendance.

This was the third year that St. Joseph University Parish Youth Ministry has hosted a bowl-a-thon for Catholic Charities, contributing an estimated $500 to the 2009 Appeal and close to $900 last year. In 2010, youth ministry groups donated just under $7,500 to the Appeal.

Marching Into Spring at the Tifft Nature Preserve

Marching Into Spring at the Tifft Nature Preserve
Nature’s Circle

Read a story and have some fun during an outdoor circle time at Tifft. Silly songs, games and lots of fun help little ones comfortably engage in a natural setting. Let’s learn to enjoy nature together!

Date/Time:

10:30-11:15 AM
Monday, March 14: Marching Into Spring

Ages: Ages 2-3 Fees: Non-Members: $4 per child and adult
$2 additional children with same adult
Museum Members save 10%! Registration: Pre-registration required. Register online or call 896-5200, ext. 338