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“Next Things Now” Buffalo Innovation Video Surpasses 10,000 Views After Debuting At 43north Finals

“Next Things Now” Buffalo Innovation Video Surpasses 10,000 Views After Debuting At 43north Finals

Since its founding more than two centuries ago, Buffalo, N.Y. has been home to innovators and entrepreneurs—and that legacy continues today. 43North—The World’s Largest ($5 million) Business Idea Competition—has teamed up with Buffalo Niagara Enterprise and Paget Films to tell the story of a forward-looking city with a proud past in an inspiring new video.

Titled “Next Things Now” and clocking in at just under five minutes in length, the video highlights dozens of bright moments in Buffalo’s history, ranging from the opening of the Erie Canal to the first successful skin graft to today’s groundbreaking genomic research.

This fast-paced, emotional video is narrated by 25 members of the next generation of Buffalo leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs (see credits below).

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High School Students to Compete in Annual AutoTech Competition

High School Students to Compete in Annual AutoTech Competition

 

The 2015 NFADA Ron Smith Memorial High School AutoTech Competition, an annual event sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and Erie Community College, will take place on Saturday, January 17th. 

Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Newfane Learning Center Gives Out Treats at Rehabilitation Center

Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Newfane Learning Center Gives Out Treats at Rehabilitation Center

Students and staff at the Newfane Learning Center have made it their yearly tradition of spending some time at the Newfane Rehabilitation Center on Halloween.  Students make Halloween decorations for the residents there and enjoy showing off their costumes and visiting everyone at the center.  For the residents it is definitely a treat to see the happy faces of the students and get a treat! 

Live WWII era hand grenade found inside Albion home


ALBION, N.Y.- Albion Police officers found a live WWII-era grenade in the basement of a home in the village that they believe was left there by the previous homeowner.

According to Albion police, officers were sent to a home on West Park Street for a report of a possible live hand grenade found inside a home. Once on scene, officers discovered what appeared to be a live WWII-era hand grenade in the basement.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad was then called to the scene, who determined that the grenade was indeed live. The grenade was removed by the bomb squad, taken from the scene in a secure container and will later be detonated by the bomb squad.

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Daemen Flag Installation, Appreciation Event to Honor Veterans

Daemen Flag Installation, Appreciation Event to Honor Veterans

Daemen College will honor Western New York veterans at its annual appreciation breakfast and a special Veterans Day installation ceremony that will include nearly 100 small flags being placed on campus on Nov. 11.

“On Veterans Day, all of us at Daemen will thank the men and women who have served in our armed forces and reflect on the many sacrifices they have made for our country,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “These events also symbolize Daemen’s ongoing commitment to our student veterans, who are a vital part of our college community.”

The day will start with a continental breakfast for veterans and their families at 8 a.m. in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. President Olson will speak at the event, which is free and open to local veterans and student veterans in the college community. It is being hosted by the Daemen Center for Veterans and Veteran Family Services.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Plans Festive Holiday Events

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Plans Festive Holiday Events

 

Several exciting and family-oriented holiday events are on the calendar at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in December. Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

A Tree Lighting Ceremony from 7 to 9 p.m. will kick things off on Friday, Dec. 5. This event is free and open only to members of Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. For more information on becoming a member, please visit www.bnhv.org/membership.

Editorial: Hotel would be far better in heart of Medina

Editorial: Hotel would be far better in heart of Medina

A report from a consultant says a hotel could make money and be sustainable in Medina...

Editorial by Tom Rivers, Orleans Hub Posted 31 October 2014

MEDINA – A report from a consultant says a hotel could make money and be sustainable in Medina. That’s the good news for our county, which loses out on longer stays from visitors. Orleans County actually ranks dead last among the 62 counties in the state for visitor spending.

Many of our visitors are day-trippers, who make a drive out and then head back, often choosing to stay in hotels in Batavia. That deprives Orleans County and our businesses of the full economic impact of these guests.