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Drug Epidemic Increases Need for Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors

Drug Epidemic Increases Need for Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors

 

The facts are clear, and very disturbing — the region’s drug epidemic is worsening by the day. In fact, during a recent 24-hour period, 10 heroin overdoses were reported in Western New York. 

“With the increase in drug addiction comes the need for more qualified healthcare professionals to help handle the problem,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. The nonprofit organization offers the 350 hours of chemical dependency education required by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to become a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). They also offer individual classes for those who are re-credentialing.

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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Host Indoor Winter Market at Buffalo State

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Host Indoor Winter Market at Buffalo State

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, in partnership with the Elmwood Village Association and SUNY Buffalo State, announced today that for the very first time, the popular market will continue during the winter months at an indoor location. The market, which typically concludes its seasonal run on the last Saturday of November, will now continue from Dec. 5, 2015, through April 30, 2016, in Buckham Hall on the Buffalo State campus, 1300 Elmwood Ave. Buckham Hall is located on Rockwell Road near Grant Street. Free parking will be available on campus during market hours.

 

Take Another Look at Buffalo

Take Another Look at Buffalo

 

All Buffalonians are invited to bring the family and friends who come to town to celebrate Thanksgiving to the fabulous City Hall on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. to Take Another Look at Buffalo.

Celebrate the resurgence of the city. From the cranes on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to HARBORCENTER, Canalside and the re-watered canals, Larkinville, RiverWorks, Solar City and the Outer Harbor, there is so much progress to see … and it is all visible from the City Hall Observation Decks on both the 25th and the 28th floors. But Take Another Look offers additional views of Buffalo, as well.

No Frills to release ‘When the Lights Go Out’ by Michael Farrell on November 10

No Frills to release ‘When the Lights Go Out’ by Michael Farrell on November 10

 

A barroom guitarist strumming between two lives. A faded bluesman drunk on his own legend. A rock pianist who responds to a higher calling. These compelling characters clash to drive the drama of author Michael Farrell’s second Buffalo-set novel, “When the Lights Go Out,” set for release by No Frills Buffalo on Nov. 10.

Farrell — whose debut novel “Running with Buffalo” was released in 2007 — returns to introduce readers to local musician Johnny “Nighthawk” Nolan, a downtown Buffalo favorite who spent his evenings exhaling covers and originals, all while basking in the adulation of devoted revelers. To Nolan, those nights under the lights meant everything — until he needed to walk away.

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WNY Sports Card Expo to Host Impressive Lineup of Athletes

WNY Sports Card Expo to Host Impressive Lineup of Athletes

 

Several NFL, MLB and NLL stars — including Hall of Famers Thurman Thomas, Rayfield Wright, Charlie Joiner and Gaylord Perry — will take part in the annual Western New York Sports Card Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia. 

Nineteen athletes are scheduled to sign autographs during the event:

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Darryl Talley (Buffalo Bills), Thurman Thomas (Buffalo Bills), Charlie Joiner (San Diego Chargers) and Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd (Boston Red Sox).

Celebrate the Holidays at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Celebrate the Holidays at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

You’re invited to celebrate the holiday season with Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village! Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at BNHV’s first Holiday Extravaganza, taking place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 in the newly-renovated museum store. Shoppers will find many unique items including block-printed silk scarves, artisan pottery, Audubon items, toys, books, glassware, holiday ornaments, sterling silver jewelry from artist Sarah Kieffer and more. Work from BNHV’s own quilt, weavers, lace and blacksmith guilds will also be featured during the event.

Ronan Tynan, internationally acclaimed Irish tenor, to perform in Medina

Ronan Tynan, internationally acclaimed Irish tenor, to perform in Medina

October 23, 2015 MEDINA, NY - Irish tenor, recording artist, physician, and champion disabled athlete Ronan Tynan moves audiences like few others can. His stirring performances and personal story of triumph have brought him international fame. The New York Times called him “the closest thing this country has to an official meistersinger.”

“The Orleans Renaissance Group, Inc. is both pleased and proud to be bringing this world-class performer to Western New York,” said Chris Busch, President of ORG. “We are equally thrilled to be hold this landmark concert event in historic St. Mary Church– a soaring gothic beauty and an old Irish parish.” 

The concert will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at St. Mary RC Church, Medina.