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No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ Takes a Look Back at the Buffalo Music Scene; Book-signing Event Planned

No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ Takes a Look Back at the Buffalo Music Scene; Book-signing Event Planned

Visible Imagination Press is proud to announce the re-release of Bob and Terri Skurzewski’s book, “No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ – Let The Good Times Roll.” To kick off the re-release, a book-signing event with the Elma, N.Y., authors will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ looks back at the music scene in Buffalo from 1950 through 1964, when AM radio was king! Buffalo was home to many great DJs, and each interview in this book takes readers behind the scenes and shows how the broadcast industry worked, and how these DJs entertained with their on-air antics.

Elmwood Village Farmers Market at Buffalo State to Open on December 5

Elmwood Village Farmers Market at Buffalo State to Open on December 5

The new Elmwood Village Farmers Market at Buffalo State will make its debut from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in Buckham Hall on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. A continuation of the popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, the 20-week winter market will run through April 30 (with the exception of Dec. 26 and Jan. 2).

Buckham Hall is located on Rockwell Road near Grant Street. Free parking will be available on campus during market hours. The outdoor market at Elmwood-Bidwell concludes on Saturday, Nov. 28, and will resume on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

The Astronomy of Christmas-Harmony of Science and Scripture

The Astronomy of Christmas-Harmony of Science and Scripture

A special holiday presentation by Pastor Michael Kistner from Starfish Ministries WNY will focus on how science and Scripture harmonize regarding the birth of Jesus Christ.  This is a must see for anyone that has an interest in astronomy, wonders when Christ was actually born, what the Star of Bethlehem was, who were the Magi and when did they arrive.

 Using Scripture, history and a modern astronomy program, Pastor Mike has connected the Scriptures relating to Christ's birth with what is now verifiable by modern astronomy and computer projections. The presentation is r Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 6PM with a light supper furnished or Saturday, December 19th at 2PM. 

The address is 4634 Harlem Road, Amherst. Reservations are required and may be emailed to lmkistner@gmail.com or by calling 716.316.1382. This presentation is also available for church groups/Bible groups at no charge.

New Book Features the Best of Newspaper Columnist Phil Ranallo; Two Signings Planned

New Book Features the Best of Newspaper Columnist Phil Ranallo; Two Signings Planned

Paul Ranallo, son of the late newspaper columnist Phil Ranallo, will hold two book-signing events Dec. 4 and 5 during the annual Hertel Holidays. Ranallo’s very first signing will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets, 1547 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. The second signing is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave.

Ranallo’s book, “What’s New, Harry? The Best of Buffalo Courier-Express Columnist Phil Ranallo,” features more than 100 of Phil Ranallo’s greatest columns originally written during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The columns cover a variety of public figures — from Ralph Wilson, Tim Horton and Jack Kemp to Muhammad Ali, Jesse Owens and Martin Luther King — in addition to historic moments in American history. Each story, according to the author, is like opening a long-lost time capsule.

Daemen Launches New Certificate in Executive Leadership

Daemen Launches New Certificate in Executive Leadership

AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College will launch in January a new advanced certificate program in executive leadership and change (ELC), which is designed to prepare working professionals for leadership positions in business, health professions, higher education, and nonprofit organizations.

“This new advanced certificate program will offer students a great opportunity to develop essential leadership skills and build competencies in areas that will be beneficial to career advancement,” said Dr. John S. Frederick, executive director of the Daemen Center for Executive Leadership and Change. “With this advanced training, students will be better positioned to take on leadership roles and be more marketable in the workplace.”

Amherst Supervisor Presents Option To Turn Westwood Into Park


AMHERST, N.Y. - Amherst Town Supervisor Barry Weinstein presented a proposal to the town board on Monday to consider turning the old Westwood Country Club site into a state park, an alternative option to another development plan proposed by the owners of the land.

Mensch Capital Partners would still need approval from the town board to build its proposed $238 million development at the site of the country club, which would include a hotel and residential units.

If that project does not move forward, Weinstein said the town could collaborate with the company to transfer the land to the state in order to create a park.

Amherst Police start Text-a-Tip program


AMHERST, N.Y. -- Amherst Police Department is starting a new program that will allow people to text crime tips to the police.

Text-a-Tip program allows people to text crime tips to the police and allows them to respond, although responses may night be immediate. All of the tips are confidential.

To text a tip you send the message to (716)562-TIPS, (8477).

The text program is in addition to the existing tip phone line (716)689-1390 and tip email tips@apdny.org.

Police want to remind people this is not a substitute for calling 911 and is not monitored 24/7.