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Workshops to focus on energy efficiency

"Global Climate Change: Continuing the Catholic Response," a workshop of sessions on practical ways parishes and homes can become more energy efficient, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in Swan Auditorium of Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg.

Speakers include Kathy Dubel, director of justice and peace for Catholic Charities of Rochester; Sister Sharon Goodremote, public policy coordinator for Catholic Charities of Buffalo; Nathan Rizzo, project manager for Solar Liberty; Vickie Ingersoll, diocesan energy manager and expert on home energy efficiency; and Mary Grace and Bob Ciesielski, members of the diocesan global climate change committee.


BAC locations to hold annual Fitness Frenzy

Buffalo Athletic Club will hold its seventh annual Fitness Frenzy today to benefit Women and Children's Hospital.

Members and nonmembers will be asked to donate $25 to the hospital as part of their participation in their favorite exercise, from aerobics and yoga to pilates and weight training.

The fundraiser, held in memory of Samuel Terlecky, the late infant son of BAC instructor Traci Terlecky, will be held at all seven BAC locations. For more information, call 881-8266 or go to


High school student chosen for bowl band

Curtis Wassum of Orchard Park Central High School has been selected to the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.

Curtis, a mellophone player, will join 96 other musicians in San Antonio Jan. 3 to perform during the U.S Army All-American Bowl, a top high school bowl game. He also will have the opportunity to meet and practice with the official Army Field Band in preparation for the event.

The game will be televised live on NBC from the Alamodome at noon Jan. 3.

His selection was announced at the high school auditorium Friday morning.


NU open house set today for prospective students

LEWISTON -- Niagara University will hold its annual open house for prospective students and their families today.

Registration begins at noon; campuswide activities are scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Highlights of the day include campus tours and financial aid presentations in the Castellani Art Museum.

Visitors also will have the opportunity to participate in informal "table-talk" discussions with representatives from specific academic departments and various offices, including campus activities, The Learning Center, career development, study abroad, housing and athletics.

In addition, Buffalo-area radio stations WKSE-FM and CKEY-FM will do live simulcasts from campus throughout the day, providing prizes and giveaways. Niagara's radio station, WNIA, also will broadcast live during the open house.

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