WGWE's 1st Annual Polar Plunge

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Take the Plunge! … Take the Challenge!

The 1st Annual WGWE Polar Bear Plunge will be held on Saturday April 18th from 11:30 – 1:30 at Allegany State Park, Red House area. The Challenge is On! WGWE wants YOU to put a team in the Plunge … all proceeds benefit Seneca Nation of Indians “Seneca Strong” – the campaign against drugs and alcohol.

It’s simple. Grab your co-workers, people who belong in a group or organization – organize a team. Then have each team member get pledges, with $25 minimum pledge per person  – to support their “Polar Plunge” efforts. All money raised will benefit SNI Seneca Strong.

On Plunge day, April 18th, registration opens at 10:30 a.m. Captains of your team should collect Team Members’ pledge sheets and money and turn in at registration desk. Each participant must register to participate.

Just contact Katie at WGWE, 716-945-5801; email: ktalbot@wgwefm.com or facebook/WGWE105.9FM. Register your team. Get your Polar Pledge packet with rules and pledge sheets.

WGWE’s Polar Bear Plunge is being co-sponsored by Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce & Allegany State Park.

TAKE THE PLUNGE! Challenge Others To Do the Same! Please see attached forms for full rules and forms.

HEAP Second Emergency Benefits Available & HEAP Closing Date

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Second Emergency HEAP Benefits are now available:

Effective immediately, there is a one (1) Second Emergency Benefit available for Heat (natural gas, electric heat, oil, etc.), and one (1) Second Emergency Benefit available for Heat–Related Electric (electricity that is needed to run primary heating equipment- thermostat, furnace, etc.), if client already received their First Emergency Benefit and has a current shut off notice or low fuel supply. 

Complete HEAP information, including application guidelines and methods, is available by visiting www.erie.gov, and clicking the HEAP link at the bottom of the page. 

Friday, March 27, 2015 is the closing date for all Regular & Emergency HEAP Benefits. 

The Regular Benefit is for a household’s main source of heat. A shut off notice or low fuel supply is not required. Walk in applications will be accepted until 4pm on 3/27. Mail in & on line applications will be accepted if postmarked or submitted on or before 3/27. 

Emergency Benefits are available for a household’s main source of heat (if service is off, or if there is a shut off notice or low fuel supply), and for “heat related” electric (if electricity is needed to run heating equipment, thermostat, furnace fan, etc.). For emergency assistance, clients are encouraged to visit the HEAP Office at 478 Main St., Buffalo, 8am-4pm, or call the HEAP Hotline at 858-7644. 

 The following HEAP components will remain open:

  • The HEAP hotline is available year round to assist with inquiries about applications filed during the season, and to provide information about other programsavailable to assist if HEAP is unavailable.
  • A HEAP Cooling Assistance (Air Conditioner) component is tentatively scheduled to open April 1, 2015 for households containing an individual with a medical condition exacerbated by extreme heat. You will receive an email with details and complete guidelines.
  • Weatherization Assistance Program, EmPower NY, and energy related home repair referral components remain open.
  • HEAP “early outreach” mail out of applications for the 2015-16 season, to select households, is expected to commence in August 2015.
  • HEAP Auto pay process for 2015-16, for households in receipt of SNAP or TA, is expected to commence in September 2015.
  • The Furnace Repair/Replacement component is closed, but is expected to re-open in the Fall. 

Silver Creek Boys Varsity Basketball Playoff Game

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The Catt. Education Department would like to wish the Silver Creek Boys Varsity Basketball Team GOOD LUCK at the playoff game vs. Tapestry scheduled to begin @ 8:15pm Friday, Mar. 6th at the Jamestown Community College.  The following students will be participating:

Seniors: Bill Books, Chance Gates, & Sherman Williams
Juniors: Trevon Thompson, Connor Gates, & Heron Snow
Freshman:  Chase Scanlan

Lake Shore Women's Final Basketball Game

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The Catt Education Dept. is asking you to get out your Green & White, not for St.Patrick's day but for the Women's A2 Final Basketball Game on  Sunday, March 8th @ 7:00pm vs. Cheektowaga @ Buffalo State College. Come see: Seniors: Jessica Ackley, Darian Evans, Melanie Linsmair, Junior: KelseyEggleston  Sophmores: Kendra Guenot, Maddie Penn, Shayla Scanlon, Jordan Scholl, Talia Wright , Freshman: Jalyn Jimerson & 7th Graders: Jadyn Jones & Tashawni Cornfield!  GOOD LUCK LADY EAGLES!

School Transfers for Native American Students

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Pursuant to an agreement between the New York State Education Department and the Lake Shore (Evans-Brant) Central School District, Native American children residing within the Cattaraugus Reservation may attend the Lake Shore Central Schools by filing an application for transfer by April 15th each year.  Such application for September enrollment shall be effective upon approval by the Lake Shore Superintendent, which approval or denial and the reasons therefore shall be set forth in writing.  The state shall provide transportation for any child transferring under this section.  

All requests for the transfer of Native American children residing within the Cattaraugus Reservation should be addressed to James Przepasniak, Superintendent of Schools, Lake Shore Central Schools, 959 Beach Road, Angola, NY 14006, by April 15th

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