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HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest Coming to Downtown Buffalo

HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest Coming to Downtown Buffalo

The world is coming to Buffalo ... and we’re throwing a party!

HockeyTowne USA Fan Fest, four days of fun for kids, moms, dads and hockey enthusiasts, is coming to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in downtown Buffalo December 26-29. Admission is just $5 per person, and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult admission.

A private VIP party featuring The Boys of Summer will be held on Sunday, December 26. HockeyTowne USA Fan Fest will then open to the public from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, December 27 and Tuesday, December 28, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Santa Serves Up Pancakes at Niagara Falls Applebee's to Benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation

Santa Serves Up Pancakes at Niagara Falls Applebee's to Benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurant in Niagara Falls, NY is currently selling tickets for its “Breakfast with Santa” fundraiser, scheduled for Saturday, December 11 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Each ticket is $5 and includes pancakes, bacon, coffee and juice. Santa Claus will be on hand at area Applebee’s joining the festivities and 100 percent of proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the local Make-A-Wish Foundation chapter. 

Tickets for “Breakfast with Santa” are now available at any of the Applebee’s locations across Western New York including the Niagara Falls restaurant, located at 1608 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304. Last year, Applebee’s restaurants across New York State and Connecticut raised nearly $38,000 through its “Breakfast with Santa” event.

Telling Your Own Story

Telling Your Own Story

Telling Your Own Story

Date: January 25, 2011
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Independent Living of Niagara County
               746 Portage Road
               Niagara Falls, NY 14301

HGTV Show Featuring Niagara Families to Air Dec. 10

 HGTV Show Featuring Niagara Families to Air Dec. 10

‘Holiday Battle on the Block’, an HGTV show featuring six Niagara families, will air its first episode featuring Niagara Falls’ DeVeaux neighborhood on Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. and an episode featuring Youngstown will air Dec. 17 at 8 p.m..

The cable network was in town for two weeks in Dec. 2009 to film the families as they were put to the challenge in a festive holiday decorating face-off.  During the show, each family was given a healthy budget to design, shop and build something special within 48 hours as they competed for “Best Holiday House” and neighborhood bragging rights. The winners were decided by a panel of local judges.

Both shows will re-air on Dec. 24 at noon and 12:30 p.m.. “Holiday Battle on the Block” is a Cineflix (Holiday Battle) Inc production in association with Scripps Networks LLC (HGTV USA).

Overview of Special Education

Overview of Special Education

Overview of Special Education

Date: January 18, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Independent Living of Niagara County
               746 Portage Road
               Niagara Falls, NY 14301

Moving from Preschool to Kindergarten

Moving from Preschool to Kindergarten

Moving from Preschool (CPSE) to Kindergarten (CSE)

Date: January 4, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Independent Living of Niagara County
               746 Portage Road
               Niagara Falls, NY 14301

Lewiston Is “Home for the Holidays” in Play Premiere

Theatre in the Mist, the award-winning community theater group based in Lewiston, NY, will host the world premiere of “Home for the Holidays” on Friday, December 3, 2010. Five additional performances are scheduled through December 12.

Local writer and director Jason R. Bek introduces audiences to the zany Kringle family and their holiday surprise at the family farmhouse in Lewiston, complete with sing-a-long, snowball fights, a unique Christmas Eve feast, favorite Christmas carols and songs, and the worst blizzard since 1977.

Bek’s debut as playwright is a personal one; much of the story is drawn from his own experiences and those of cast members. “I wanted this play to capture the feel-good spirit of a vintage holiday special, with all the flavor of our real-life celebrations. It was fun to bring some of my own stories to the stage, as well as family traditions shared by cast members. We know they’ll be something for everyone in the audience to relate to!”