ETA hosts ‘Minions’ movie night

Laughter and fun could be heard from the Eden Jr./Sr. High School cafeteria and auditorium as families enjoyed those lovable “Minions” running across the screen.

The Eden Teachers’ Association (ETA) organized the 10th annual movie night for all ages to enjoy. Crafts included clothespin minions, face painting, minion treat bags and glasses. Interactive games and a photo booth also kept the children busy.  Continue reading

New direction for Penn Dixie

The Hamburg Natural History Society (HNHS) is pleased to announce several new partnerships and programs created under the guidance of first-year Penn Dixie Executive Director Phil Stokes, PhD.

“Penn Dixie’s fossils are known throughout the world and our annual visitors reflect broad international demographics,” Dr. Stokes said. “However, I’m looking forward to building a stronger presence in the region and, in particular, strengthening our connection to the cultural community.” Continue reading

Students make pinwheels to help refugees

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During the month of March, art students at Randolph Academy participated in the Students Rebuild, Healing Classrooms Challenge to help Syrian refugee children in Lebanon and Iraq recover from crisis. Working under the team name, “Winds of Peace,” the students raised $500 for the Healing Classrooms Challenge.

This worldwide challenge is a call to action for students to make and mail in pinwheels to Students Rebuild. The Bezos Family Foundation will then donate funds to the International Rescue Committee’s Healing Classrooms program for every pinwheel received. Funds will go to efforts to train teachers in special techniques to engage conflict-affected children with social-emotional learning opportunities and to create secure, nurturing and learning environments.  Continue reading

Couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

Garden Gate Health Care Facility residents Arlene and Louis Benz celebrated their 60th anniversary during a special party in their honor.

The couple met while bowling with their friends. When they were first married, they resided in Buffalo but then settled in West Seneca. Louis has been a resident at Garden Gate since April of 2015 and Arlene joined him this month.  Continue reading

Register for summer camp

The Town of Boston Recreation Department is now registering both town residents and out-of-town residents in their Summer Day Camp. The camp runs from 8 a.m.—3 p.m., Monday through Friday for six aweeks from July 11—Aug. 19.

Early bird registration fee for all six weeks is $325 per resident of Boston or $425 for out-of-town residents until May 21. After May 17, the cost goes up to $350 (residents) or $450 (non-residents) until the June 10 deadline. Continue reading