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Mason Winfield to Discuss Book at West Seneca East Middle School

WEST SENECA, NY -- West Seneca East Middle School’s War of 1812 Club invites the community to attend an upcoming program it will host with Mason Winfield, author of “Ghosts of 1812” and several books on supernatural folklore in Western New York.

Winfield will talk about “Ghosts of 1812” on Wednesday, Jan. 12 in the East Middle auditorium, 1415 Center Road in West Seneca. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.  The club is asking for a $3 donation for admission. 

The War of 1812 Club was founded two years ago by social studies teacher Scott Frank to cultivate the interest of students in local history, particularly the War of 1812, much of which took place nearby.

For more information on the guest speaker, visit his website: http://www.masonwinfield.com.

Richardson Olmsted Complex GEIS and GPP Public Hearing, January 6, 2011

Richardson Olmsted Complex GEIS and GPP Public Hearing, January 6, 2011

The Richardson Olmsted Complex Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) and General Project Plan (GPP) are complete, and were accepted as such by the lead agency, Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) on December 16, 2010. 

The DGEIS and GPP describe the project, assess the potential for significant environmental impacts, identify potential mitigation measures, and identify the sources and uses of state funds.  At a Public Hearing on Thursday, January 6, 2011, 6:00 pm at Burchfield Penney Art Center you will have the opportunity to comment on these activities. 

Celebrate Holiday Traditions at the Beautifully Decorated and Historic Eldon House

Celebrate Holiday Traditions at the Beautifully Decorated and Historic Eldon House

The Buffalo area is truly blessed to have such a large number of architecturally significant buildings. The same can be said for nearby London, Ontario, where buildings such as the historic Eldon House have become major tourism attractions.

Eldon House, which recently celebrated its 175th anniversary, remains virtually unchanged since the last century. Known as Ontario’s oldest residence, it contains family heirlooms, furnishings and priceless treasures and also boasts a beautiful 19th century-style garden. Built in 1834 for John and Amelia Harris, this historic home remained in the family until 1960 when it was donated to the City of London. The house and its gardens remain a place of beauty and tranquility.

Arcangel Gallery To Be Dedicated at The Botanical Gardens

Arcangel Gallery To Be Dedicated at The Botanical Gardens

BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will officially open their new gallery space with a dedication ceremony on Friday, December 10 at 10am.  The Gallery will be named The Arcangel Gallery after local man, Brent D. Arcangel.

Brent D. Arcangel grew up in Western New York and was passionate about the diversity and quality of life he knew here.  He believed in “giving life your very best every day” and was a beacon of light to those who knew him.  After completing his undergraduate and graduate studies at University at Buffalo, his life ended tragically in a car accident caused by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel.  The Arcangel Gallery is donated by Brent’s parents, Wayne D. and Corrine Arcangel of Hamburg, NY, as a tribute to him, and to remind us all to celebrate life. The tranquil setting of the gallery provides visitors a peaceful calmness in the beauty that surrounds it.

Home for the Holidays Concert Series Benefiting Compass House, 12/9-29!

Home for the Holidays Concert Series Benefiting Compass House, 12/9-29!


WHO: A herd of Buffalo musicians – ex-pats, re-pats, and immigrants, along with upstart Buffalo-based company You and Who
WHAT: Home for the Holidays concert series benefiting Compass House
WHEN: December 9th-29th – seven events in all
WHERE: Five different Buffalo music venues
WHY: To celebrate the many meanings of “home”

Home for the Holidays Concert Series Celebrates Buffalo and Supports Compass House

Series celebrates Buffalo with a wide range of artists who call the city home in some way

               There are many interpretations to the word “home.” For most people born and bred in Buffalo, this city will always be home no matter where they lay their head, and many musicians have sought other scenes to real

Meet the Authors at the History Museum: Local Author Book-signing and Sale

The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society presents its annual Local Author/Buffalo Book-Signing on Saturday, Nov. 27 from noon to 2 p.m. at the History Museum, located at 25 Nottingham Court at Elmwood Avenue.

The event is FREE and open to the public. It's designed for shoppers looking for personalized gifts in a relaxed atmosphere, features over 35 local authors selling and signing their books. The wide range of publications—including cookbooks, neighborhood, regional and military history, novels and coffee-table books—makes this a perfect opportunity to shop for a variety of tastes. All that and an autograph, too!

This year’s event includes the following authors:

Giving Thanks For Another Year To Serve: Buffalo AmeriCorps Takes A New Oath Of Service

Giving Thanks For Another Year To Serve: Buffalo AmeriCorps Takes A New Oath Of Service

Buffalo, New York – November 23, 2010 – Buffalo AmeriCorps members represented Buffalo well as they attended the annual AmeriCorps kickoff held in Albany, NY by The New York State Commission on National and Community Service.

The event held on November 19th, 2010 united thousands of AmeriCorps members from New York State to take the AmeriCorps pledge of service, enjoy keynote speakers and partake in educational trainings such as: CPR/Disaster Preparedness and conflict resolution. A mass service project also took place were 3000 Christmas cards were signed and filled with inspirational messages by AmeriCorps members to send to American troops overseas.