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Cheektowaga

A $15,000 educational grant has been awarded to the Cheektowaga-Sloan School District, which finished first in a national online contest to “Raise Your Hand for Anaphylaxis Awareness.”

Cheektowaga-Sloan was among more than 800 school districts that rallied their communities to virtually “raise their hands” to an awareness of life-threatening allergic reactions.

Nationwide, almost 150,000 hands were raised during the four-month competition. With a count of 38,385, Cheektowaga-Sloan finished first among the four districts to receive grants.

Winning school districts were encouraged to use the grants to fund programs, such as training for school staff, about life-threatening allergies.

Also this week:

• Head over to the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve today and explore the grounds on cross-country skis or snowshoes. The center, at 93 Honorine Drive, will be open from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Snowshoe and ski rentals are $5; cash payment is required on Sundays.

• A work session of the Cheektowaga-Sloan School Board starts at 6 p.m. Monday in the Irma Czubaj Board Room at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, 166 Halstead Ave., Sloan.

• The Cheektowaga Town Board meets at 6:45 p.m. Monday in council chambers in Town Hall, 3301 Broadway.

• The Cleveland Hill Board of Education will host a community budget forum about buildings and grounds at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the community room at Cleveland Hill High School, 105 Mapleview Road. A regular meeting of the board will follow.

• Elected representatives of the town, Erie County and the state have been invited to Friday’s legislative round table and breakfast meeting of the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce. The event, which is open to the public, begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Buffalo Hilton Garden Inn, 4201 Genesee St. The cost is $15 for chamber members and $20 for non-members; for more information, call the chamber at 684-5838.