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Friends of Harmony to Perform Free Concert at the Naval Park

Friends of Harmony to Perform Free Concert at the Naval Park

The Friends of Harmony male barbershop chorus will perform their third of four free summer concerts aboard the USS Little Rock at the Buffalo Naval Park at 7:30PM on Wednesday, August 17th.   The concert will feature the chorus and quartets singing Broadway show tunes, American classics and a patriotic tribute to the men and women of the US Armed Forces.   

Seating is available and weather won't be a problem as the entire event is held under a large canopy. 

For questions, contact Ed at 838-6903 or Dan at 741-3926.

Councilmember Marlette Advocates for Autistic Child Signs

Councilmember Marlette Advocates for Autistic Child Signs

(Amherst, NY)---Deputy Supervisor Guy R. Marlette announced today that the Town of Amherst will be installing “Autistic Child Area” signs in residential areas in Amherst.  Marlette, who is the liaison to the Amherst Traffic Safety Board, feels these signs are necessary to protect this vulnerable population.  Similar to the yellow diamond signs for blind or deaf children, the new sign alerts drivers that an autistic child is in residence.

Marlette states, “autistic children can be very impulse driven and do not always properly evaluate information.  They can also be “runners” prone to darting away from caregivers with little thought to vehicles or horns.  Increasing driver awareness of this special situation increases protection for this at-risk population.”

UB Outdoor Summer Movie Series

UB Outdoor Summer Movie Series

Come to UB this summer for the free Outdoor Summer Movie Series, held three days a week on the North and South Campuses. This is the second year of the series which is open to the public and is free for all.  Movies are show outside on Wednesdays through August 24 on South Campus Hayes Hall Lawn, Tuesday and Fridays on North Campus Special Events Field.  All movies begin at dusk. Bring a blanket or chair.

In the event of rain, the films will be moved into Norton 112 on North Campus and Allen Hall on South Campus. We recommend you be there by 8:30.

Movie Schedule

Tuesday - North Campus

8/9/11:  Bridesmaids

8/16/11:  Thor

8/23/11:  Pirates of the Caribbean 1

Saturday 8/28/11:  Pirates of the Caribbean 4

 

Wednesday - South Campus

8/3/11:  Arthur

Amherst Senior Center Flea Market - Donate and Enjoy!

Amherst Senior Center Flea Market - Donate and Enjoy!

Is it time to part with that “stuff” you found from sprucing up, redecorating or planning to move? The Amherst Center for Senior Services would love to have your former treasures to sell at their “Flea Market,” a benefit sale at the Center, Friday, July 15, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Center will accept your saleable used goodies, excluding clothing, weekdays from Friday, July 8, through Thursday, July 14, between 8:30 – 4 p.m. each day.  Sale proceeds will benefit the Senior Center’s programs and services.

Then plan on attending this sale featuring anything and everything else you’ve always wanted to own! Admission is free and open to the public, so there’s no excuse not to drop by.

For information, please call the Amherst Senior Center at 636-3055, ext. 3111 or ext. 3107.

FREE Panel and Reception: "Developing the Larkin District: Past, Present and Into the Future"

FREE Panel and Reception: "Developing the Larkin District: Past, Present and Into the Future"

Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society and the Wehle School of Business at Canisius College, in collaboration with the Larkin Development Group, are pleased to present an evening program titled “Developing the Larkin District: Past, Present and Into the Future.” Additional support and sponsorship comes generously from the Darwin Martin House and Western New York Heritage magazine.

This FREE event is open to the public and will take place Wednesday, June 22, 2011, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Carl & Carol Montante Cultural Center on the campus of Canisius College. A reception, also free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m.

The public is invited to this FREE program featuring expert speakers on Buffalo’s first manufacturing district, the innovative Larkin Company, world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin Administration Building, and the future of this historic district in the twenty-first century.

Andrew Gramza Memorial Drive to be Held Saturday

Andrew Gramza Memorial Drive to be Held Saturday

Calling all blood donors to the Andrew Gramza Memorial Drive! Alden resident, Andrew Gramza, 21, passed away last November. He required a lot of blood while in the hospital, and when he passed away, his family donated his heart valves to UNYTS (Upstate New York Transplant Services). What better way to honor him than with a blood drive/basket raffle with all proceeds benefiting UNYTS?

Take part in this Memorial Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Alden High School, 13190 Park St. To schedule an appointment  to donate blood, please call UNYTS at 716-512-7940. Walk ins are also welcome.  A basket raffle will be held with all the proceeds going directly to UNYTS.  A variety of baskets, with some valued at over $100, will be available. 

Please call 716-572-3672  or visit www.unyts.org for more details

Erie County Highlights Initiatives for Healthy Living

Erie County Highlights Initiatives for Healthy Living

Community Encouraged to Utilize County Parks for Healthy Summer Activities

Erie County Executive Chris Collins, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Jim Hornung, and representatives from partnering organizations held a press conference today at Ellicott Creek Park to announce new initiatives aimed at encouraging healthy living in our local communities.