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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!”

Kenan Center Readies for 8th Annual Holiday House Festival of Trees

LOCKPORT, N.Y. -- Every year, the Kenan Center in Lockport unpacks hundreds of ornaments, yards of twinkling lights, and more than a dozen Christmas trees from tabletop size to majestic seventeen foot high pines that brush the ceiling, to be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. The tradition called, "Holiday House Festival of Trees," will take place from December 6 through 17 (closed December 11 and 12), with visiting hours from Noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Videos Allow WNY Travelers to Discover the Spirit of London Before Crossing the Border

Shops, restaurants, theater, cultural institutions, wineries, museums, markets, comfortable hotels, sports and recreation, slot machines, special events ... sounds like a fun and accurate description of Western New York, right?

Actually, the exciting and equally inviting city of London, Ontario, boasts many similarities to the Buffalo region. Maybe that’s why more and more Buffalonians are traveling to London for a quick getaway.

Pet Connection Needs Your Immediate Support!

This puppy and countless others like him have been saved thanks to the work done every day at Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and urgent care animal shelter in Marilla. Every year, hundreds of dogs, cats, kittens, puppies and other animals are nursed to health and adopted to a loving home thanks to this shelter.

How can you help? Please show your holiday spirit by purchasing tickets to the shelter’s Holiday Dinner Dance & Auction from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4 at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew. In addition to plenty of food and a huge auction featuring more than 100 prizes, guests will be entertained by Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band. One lucky guest will also win a door prize featuring four one-day Disney hopper passes valued at $544!

Pet Connection Announces Holiday Season Events

Pet Connection Programs Inc. is counting on support from the generous residents of Western New York to make this a happy holiday season. Volunteers from the nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla will be at several locations throughout Erie County in an effort to raise funds for the care of dozens of dogs and cats in need of loving homes.

WNY Author To Read at Kenan Center Family Holiday Event

WNY Author To Read at Kenan Center Family Holiday Event

Maria T. DiVencenzo, a Western New York author who has just released the children's book, THE STAR OF CHRISTMAS, will visit the Kenan Center in Lockport on Sunday, December 12, as part of the Center's special free family event, "A Storybook Christmas Party." DiVencenzo will read at 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30 p.m., taking time to show children how she created her picturebook, THE SCARIEST DREAM EVER. The author will sign copies of her book throughout the afternoon.

Children will also have plenty of other activities to enjoy including a scavenger hunt through the Center's festively decorated 150-year-old house, cookie decorating, craft making, and picture taking with Santa. The event runs from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The Kenan Center is located at 433 Locust Street, Lockport. For directions or more information, visit www.kenancenter.org or call 433-2617.