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> CATTARAUGUS COUNTY

Planning Board schedules next meeting for Thursday

LITTLE VALLEY -- The Cattaraugus County Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the County Center to make plans for its 50th anniversary meeting and annual award.

The agenda includes a report on the 2010 Census and a site plan review for an addition at St. Elizabeth's Motherhouse in Allegany.

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> NIAGARA FALLS

'Subway Guy' planning to chew the fat today

NIAGARA FALLS -- Jared Fogle, "The Subway Guy" who lost almost 250 pounds after he went on a diet of sandwiches from Subway shops and has appeared in numerous Subway advertisements, will visit two Niagara Falls elementary schools today to talk about healthy eating choices.

Fogle will be at Maple Avenue School, 952 Maple Ave., from 9 to 9:45 a.m. and at Niagara Street School, 2513 Niagara St., from 10 to 11 a.m.

Pastor Duane Thomas, of Changing a Generation Church, will be Fogle's host during his visit to Niagara Falls.

Fogle also plans to visit the American Falls and to meet with Mayor Paul A. Dyster at 2:30 p.m. today in City Hall, 745 Main St.

Thomas has arranged for Fogle to meet local residents at an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. today in Club Clientele, across Main Street from City Hall.

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> BUFFALO SCHOOLS

Makowski Center to teach Baccalaureate Programme

Makowski Early Childhood Center 99 has been authorized to teach the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, the Buffalo school district announced.

The program, for students ages 3 to 12, focuses on developing the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.

The program features six transdisciplinary themes: who we are, where we are in place and time, how we express ourselves, how the world works, how we organize ourselves and sharing the planet.

Those themes help teachers develop in-depth investigations into ideas identified by the teachers and require a high level of involvement on the part of the students. These usually last for several weeks.

Superintendent James A. Williams said he is proud of the efforts of the administration, staff and students of Makowski for working to earn the accreditation.

"This is part of global learning that all of our students need to be aware of and a part of," he said.

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> POLISH ARTS CLUB

Foundation is accepting scholarship applications

The Polish Arts Club of Buffalo Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for a $1,000 college scholarship. Applicants must be New York State residents of Polish ancestry who are studying in an accredited college as a junior or higher and pursuing a degree in the visual and performing arts.

Deadline for applications is June 1. For information and an application, call 837-2061 or visit www.pacb.bfn.org.

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