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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Plans Spine-chilling October Events

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Plans Spine-chilling October Events

 

You know Halloween is right around the corner when events such as the Victorian Séance Series, Halloween Trick or Treat, and Tales of Terror on the Niagara Frontier start popping up on the schedule at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village!

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AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge

The challenge - Solve Local!

Technology giant AT&T along with University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way of Buffalo &Erie County and Hack Upstate today announced the AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge—a two-month “virtual hackathon” in which developers are encouraged to “Solve Local” by building smartphone apps that serve Western New Yorkers. Winners will receive cash prizes totaling $18,000.

The challenge, facilitated by Hack Upstate, was launched at d!g Buffalo (pronounced ‘dig’) on September 10, the newly opened co-work space on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and will run until November 10. Coders, designers and technologists can register for the challenge and get more information at attwny.hackupstate.com

New art gallery opens in Medina

New art gallery opens in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor - Orleans Hub http://www.orleanshub.com

MEDINA – The arts scene just found a new venue in Orleans County with the opening of Wide Angle Art Gallery at 525 Main St.

Kim Keil and Noelle Wiedemer opened the gallery on Saturday to an enthusiastic crowd. The gallery displayed works from four artists and promoted upcoming workshops, including one for children ages 10 to 14 on acrylic painting. That class will be Oct. 4.

Keil teaches chemistry at University of Buffalo and Wiedemer teaches in the museum studies program at Buffalo State. They are accustomed to the art scene in bigger cities. But they see potential in a gallery and art-related workshop in small-town Medina.

“We’ve watched all the new stores pop up and the ones that are established,” Wiedemer said. “It’s fantastic.”

Football Fans Have Reason to Celebrate, But Need to Celebrate Safely

Football Fans Have Reason to Celebrate, But Need to Celebrate Safely

 

 

Western New York football fans have plenty of reasons to celebrate, including a season opening road win and the great news that the local team will apparently stay in Buffalo for many years to come! And now fans have a chance to celebrate the good news with the first home game of the season this Sunday in Orchard Park. However, how you choose to celebrate could have a major impact on your future and the lives of others.

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O/N BOCES' PRECISION MACHINE TECH PROGRAM GETS BOOST WITH NEW STATE OF THE ART MACHINE

O/N BOCES' PRECISION MACHINE TECH PROGRAM GETS BOOST WITH NEW STATE OF THE ART MACHINE

The Orleans Niagara BOCES' Precision Machine Technology students received a nice surprise when they returned to class this fall; a brand-new Haas CNC mill machine.  Teacher Bill Rakonczay says the $36,000 machine, which was funded from a grant, is the most popular in the United States and many colleges such as ECC and Monroe Community College and area companies are using this technology.  “The companies are very excited that our students will be trained on this machine.  They are already telling me they are looking to hire at least three students after they graduate in June.  And if the students go on to college they will already be familiar with how to use this putting them ahead of their classmates.” 

 

WNY Environmental Summit to Include Speaker From SolarCity

WNY Environmental Summit to Include Speaker From SolarCity

Developments over the past decade in the region’s sustainability efforts will be explored at the 10th annual Western New York Environmental Summit that will take place from 8:30 to noon Sept. 27 in the Daemen College Wick Campus Center.

“A Decade of Progress: Sustainability Comes of Age in WNY” will include a keynote address, “The Was, Is and Will Be of Solar Power,” at 9 a.m. by Ian Diamond, senior manager of commercial project development at SolarCity. The company has announced plans to build an expanded solar panel manufacturing plant in Buffalo that will be one of the biggest in the world and bring more than 1,000 jobs to the area.

“We are delighted to have Ian Diamond as keynote speaker given SolarCity’s planned investment in the RiverBend clean energy hub in South Buffalo,” said Cheryl Bird, executive director of the Daemen Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement (CSCCE).

Catholic Charities to Host Health and Wellness Fair on Sept. 25

Catholic Charities to Host Health and Wellness Fair on Sept. 25

Individuals, families and those looking to learn more about health-related services and benefits information are invited to attend a Health and Wellness Fair hosted by Catholic Charities on Sept. 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 128 Wilson St., Buffalo. Parking is available in a lot off Fillmore Avenue.

More than 30 vendors will provide displays and offer products for purchase, including the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, Tastefully Simple, Lawley Insurance and D’Avolio Olive Oils, Vinegars and More. Attendees can also have their blood pressure measured, receive a back massage from Chair Massage Pit Stop for $1 per minute or sit-in on a Tai Chi demonstration.