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Sports Collectors Expo Coming to Batavia in November

Sports Collectors Expo Coming to Batavia in November

Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia, will host an impressive lineup of professional athletes at the Sports Collectors Expo the weekend of Nov. 18-19.

Scheduled to appear on Saturday, Nov. 18, are:
NBA/Syracuse University: John Wallace, Billy Owens, Lawrence Moten, Roosevelt Bouie, Dale Shackleford and Rafael Addison.
NHL: Jacques Cloutier, Gary Bromley, Mike Palmateer, Doug Favell and Hall of Fame member Marcel Dionne,
MLB: Frank Viola, Bill Lee, Floyd Rayford, Glenn Gulliver, Ross Grimsley and Sammy Stewart.
NFL: Hall of Fame member Leroy Kelly.

Scheduled to appear on Sunday, Nov. 19, are NFL stars Eric Moulds, Greg Bell, Billy Shaw, Butch Byrd, Jerry Butler, Darryl Talley, Cornelius Bennett, Russell Copeland, Ron McDole, Paul Guidry and Mike Stratton. Also scheduled to appear is Notre Dame football legend Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger.

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NOCO donates more than $19,000 to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

NOCO donates more than $19,000 to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
NOCO customers and employees generously donated $19,456 to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Western & Central New York Chapter.

 

“In our five years of supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, nearly $100,000 has been raised to date by our customers and employees to support ongoing research and services for those in Western New York who are impacted by blood cancers,” said Michael Bradley, chief financial officer and senior vice president, NOCO.

 

NOCO Express customers had the opportunity to make a $1 donation towards the campaign at any of the company’s 37 locations throughout September. In addition, NOCO employees conducted a month-long fundraiser which included hot dog sales, silent auctions and walk donations. A “Pump It Up” promotion at three Express locations also was conducted where, in exchange for donations, NOCO employees pumped customers’ gas and washed car windows.

 

Kenan Center Presents "Cinderella" This Weekend

Kenan Center Presents "Cinderella" This Weekend

For a 15th year, the nationally renowned Missoula Children's Theatre is in Lockport to present an original musical with a cast of local young perfromers. This year's performance is the fairytale classic, "Cinderella." Performances will take place at the Historic Palace Theatre, 2 East Avenue, at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. Admission at the door is $7 for all seats; children 2 and under are free.

In this twist on the popular fairy tale, a pumpkin coach, Prince Charming, a glass slipper, and a dream come true are woven together by the magic of a Fairy Godmother. When Cinderella’s stepsisters try to keep Cinderella from attending the ball, the Fairy Godmother enlists the help of the Mice and Pumpkins and is able to transform Cinderella just in time for the big event. Also featured are Cleo the Cat, Fido the Dog, the Lords and Ladies, the Town Criers, the King, and the Beggars.

For more information, go to kenancenter.org or call 433-2617.

 

Olear Team at MJ Peterson to Offer Seminar for Older Adults and Caregivers

Olear Team at MJ Peterson to Offer Seminar for Older Adults and Caregivers

Michael Olear, a licensed real estate broker from the Olear Team at MJ Peterson Real Estate, will present an educational seminar at Sandra Lane Senior Apartments on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. The Sandra Lane Senior Apartments community is located at 705 Sandra Lane in North Tonawanda. 

The seminar is open to the community and will focus on real estate topics relevant to older adults and their loved ones and caregivers, including right-sizing and simplifying a living situation, preparing for a move, legal and regulatory issues to be aware of, and available resources and tools related to these matters.

To register for the event, please contact the Olear Team at (716) 880-4442.

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Exit 2 Bar & Grille Plans Rock-tober Fest, Anniversary Party

Exit 2 Bar & Grille Plans Rock-tober Fest, Anniversary Party

A Rock-tober Fest featuring music by The Boys of Summer will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Exit 2 Bar & Grille. The restaurant is located at 3191 Eggert Road in Tonawanda in the Colvin Eggert Plaza, just off Exit 2 of the I-290.

In addition to live music, other Rock-tober Fest highlights will include a beer tent, best costume contest and a silent auction featuring a guitar autographed by Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls! Tickets are just $5 and are available pre-sale at the restaurant or on the day of the event at the door. Guests must be 21 or older. Proceeds from the event will benefit Music Is Art.

On Saturday, Nov. 11, Exit 2 will celebrate its fourth anniversary with a party from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. featuring music by Busted Stuff. Drink and appetizer specials will be offered.

Niagara University Renames Dining Facility After Russell Salvatore

Niagara University Renames Dining Facility After Russell Salvatore

Niagara University announced today that it is renaming its recently renovated and expanded Dining Commons to commemorate a generous gift from local restaurateur and philanthropist Russell J. Salvatore.

The Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons at Niagara University underwent an $8 million renovation and expansion, which was completed in January. Preliminary construction on the facility began in April 2016.

‘The Last Descent’ Screening to Include Discussion With Lead Actor

‘The Last Descent’ Screening to Include Discussion With Lead Actor

AMHERST, N.Y. – “The Last Descent,” starring Daemen College alumnus Chadwick Hopson, ’10, will be screened at a campus premiere scheduled for 5 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Research and Information Commons Room 120.

A question and answer session with Hopson will be held at 7 p.m. following the special film screening. Daniel Shanahan, assistant professor and coordinator of the entrepreneurism program, will serve as moderator.

The critically acclaimed “The Last Descent” is inspired by the 2009 rescue attempt of John Jones, a medical student who became trapped in Nutty Putty Cave in Utah. For his role, Hopson earned his first major award as best leading actor in a feature film at the 2017 Utah Film Awards.