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National Curling Event Slated

National Curling Event Slated

OK, so it’s been a long, cold Western New York winter. But instead of complaining about it, how about we celebrate it with some great winter events? The 2011 Tim Horton’s Brier will be held March 5-13 in nearby London, Ontario, at the John Labatt Centre. This national curling event will host 12 provincial/territorial teams to compete for Canada’s top curling honor, the Brier Tankard! 

A variety of ticket package options remain available, including complete event packages, mini packages, single tickets, group rates and VIP packages. 

Niagara University Hosting Graduate School Open House & Showcase on March 26

Niagara University Hosting Graduate School Open House & Showcase on March 26

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - Niagara University will host a Graduate School Open House & Showcase on Saturday, March 26, 2011 on campus in the Glynn Family Atrium of Bisgrove Hall. The free event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A continental breakfast will be offered to all attendees.

Graduate School Open House is an excellent opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn more about NU’s accredited master’s degree programs in business administration, criminal justice, teacher education, counseling, educational leadership and interdisciplinary studies as well as Niagara’s new Ph.D. program in leadership and policy.

Niagara University Students Head to Dallas for a ‘Super’ Learning Experience

Niagara University Students Head to Dallas for a ‘Super’ Learning Experience

Niagara University is sending a team of 11 to Dallas for Super Bowl XLV but they won’t be suiting up against the Steelers or Packers. Instead, the students from NU's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management will get a first-hand look at what goes into organizing one of the world's largest sporting events.

The group departed from Buffalo on Feb. 1 to volunteer at a series of events associated with the National Football League’s Super Bowl, which will pit two of the league’s premier franchises against each other when the Green Bay Packers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Feb. 6. During the eight-day trip, NU students will greet visitors, host a media party and take a few shifts at the NFL Experience, the league’s interactive theme park, among several other activities as requested by organizers.

Frontier Fire Hall Hosts Cabin Fever Antique Show

Frontier Fire Hall Hosts Cabin Fever Antique Show

NIAGARA FALLS, NY – The Frontier Fire Hall invites the public to its 15th Annual Cabin Fever Antique Show & Sale during the weekend of February 26 – 27th.

Located on 2176 Liberty Drive, the event promises a theme basket auction, hot food, free parking, and all the antiques a collector could want.

In addition to the typical festivities, the Hall is hosting a blood drive on Saturday, February 26th that donors of all blood types are encouraged to attend.

The event is open from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Sunday with admission to both days at just $3.00.

For more information, call (716)731-9623.

LaSalle Early Childhood Center To Host Open House

LaSalle Early Childhood Center To Host Open House

NIAGARA FALLS, NY – The LaSalle Early Childhood Center, Inc. will be accepting registration for three and four year olds preschool for the fall of 2011.

An Open House is scheduled for Sunday, February 27th from 12:30 – 2:30 PM and staff will be on hand to take questions and to give a tour of the facilities which are located in the St. John de LaSalle School building on 8477 Buffalo Avenue. 

Full and half day classes are available.

Call 283-2238 ext. 304 Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM for more information or to schedule a tour.

Lockport Artist Joe Whalen Reads Tribute to Artist Ollie McConnell

Lockport artist Joe Whalen offered a poignant tribute to late artist Olivia "Ollie" McConnell during a "Tea and Shared Memories," event held at the Kenan Center House Gallery on January 23, attended by more than 30 past students and friends of the artist who passed away in 1984. The event was part of a retrospective exhibit of McConnell works currently taking place through February 3. The reading was penned by a critic in 1897 about an artist of the time. Following is the text of the reading:

Celebrate With Your Sweetheart and Help Those Less Fortunate

Celebrate With Your Sweetheart and Help Those Less Fortunate

NIAGARA FALLS, NY - Community Missions of Niagara Frontier (CMI) will hold its 14th Annual Sweetheart Dinner and Auction on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza, 300 Third Street, Niagara Falls, NY.  The evening will include a Theme Basket Auction of over 100 different baskets and certificates, lottery tree raffle, and live and silent auctions. The live and silent auction include items like Domestic/International Airline tickets, IPOD Touch, 100-Level Sabres Tickets, Coach Purses and much, much more. 

You can preview the baskets and live, raffle and silent items starting at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served promptly at 7 p.m.