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Dog Ears Bookstore to Host First-time Author Joe DiNardo

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host First-time Author Joe DiNardo

Author Joe DiNardo has released his first book, “A Letter to My Wife,” a 55-page dedication that follows his journey with his late wife, Marcia, from cancer diagnosis through death. A funny, sad and hopeful look at the beauty of love found and lost, DiNardo uses anecdotes, practical wisdom and a unique approach to storytelling to create shared experiences with his readers — many of whom have gone through or know someone who has gone through a battle with cancer.

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, will host DiNardo for a book-signing event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9.

DiNardo is the CEO, director and founder of Counsel Financial, a highly specialized commercial lender offering loans and credit lines to law firms. In these roles he oversees all business transactions and provides long-term strategy for the company.

Winter Market Continues With Free Exercise Class, Nutrition Information

Winter Market Continues With Free Exercise Class, Nutrition Information

The Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State, an indoor version of the popular Elmwood Village Farmers Market, continues from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 4, in Buckham Hall on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

In addition to hosting nearly 20 quality vendors, entertainment is offered from approximately 10 to 11:30 a.m. Providing musical entertainment on Feb. 4 will be the Nickel City String Band. Hosting the market’s community table this Saturday will be Heritage Centers. One group or organization from Buffalo State also hosts a weekly informational table, and the market is equipped to accept EBT customers as well.

Elmwood Village Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood Village Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

The Elmwood Village Farmers Market will hold its seventh annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s upcoming 2017 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 10. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood Village Farmers Market, sponsored by the Elmwood Village Association.

Mary Queen of Angels School Plans Annual Basket Auction

Mary Queen of Angels School Plans Annual Basket Auction

More than 200 baskets, gift certificates and gift cards will be featured when Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School holds its annual Great Basket Auction on Friday, March 24, in the school auditorium, 170 Rosewood Terrace, Cheektowaga. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with the auction beginning at 7 p.m. A $5 donation includes admission and your first sheet of auction tickets. Students under 18 will be admitted free with parent.

A 50/50 raffle will also be featured during the event, and snacks and pop will be available for purchase.

For more information about Mary Queen of Angels School or to schedule a tour or student shadowing opportunity, please visit www.mqangels.com or call the school office at 895-6280. You can also follow the school on Facebook for frequent updates.

 

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Readies for Upcoming Exhibits and Classes

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Readies for Upcoming Exhibits and Classes

Students from the Academy for the Visual Arts at both West Seneca East and West highs schools will exhibit their talents during the “Create It!” exhibit at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. The student exhibit showcases a variety of media, creativity and discipline. An opening reception will take place at the gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 3, and the exhibit will remain on display through March 4.

A collector’s basket class with weaver Maureen Quale will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 18, 25 and March 11. The collector is a large basket with a 10-inch solid wood base. Weaving includes triple twining, double lashed. The top opening is approximately 13 inches, with a height of 12 to 13 inches. This basket is beautiful and will hold books, magazines, towels and more. The cost is $60 and all supplies are included.

New Experimac - Orchard Park Store to Celebrate Grand Opening of First Buffalo Location

New Experimac - Orchard Park Store to Celebrate Grand Opening of First Buffalo Location

West Seneca residents Jeff and Gina Siepierski had talked about opening their own retail store for several years, one that would not only utilize their combined skills and talents but serve their community as well. And on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, that dream meets reality with the grand opening of Experimac - Orchard Park at 3229 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, in the old Nothnagle Realty space in the Tops/Lowe’s Plaza near Moe's.

Experimac - Orchard Park, which held a soft opening at its new location on Nov. 14, has a wide selection of certified pre-owned products in stock. You can buy, sell, trade, repair, upgrade and accessorize pre-owned Apple computers and laptops, iPhone devices, iPad tablets, Apple Watch, Apple TV and more. 

Athletes and Special Guests are Part of the Buffalo Auto Show’s Impressive Lineup

Athletes and Special Guests are Part of the Buffalo Auto Show’s Impressive Lineup

Current members of the Buffalo Bandits, former stars of the Buffalo Sabres, superheroes and larger-than-life characters are all scheduled to appear at the 2017 Buffalo Auto Show! Western New York’s premier new vehicle automotive event, the Auto Show will celebrate its annual return to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Feb. 9-12.

Three members of the Buffalo Bandits — Ryan Benesch, Dhane Smith and David Brock — will appear at the Auto Show from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, to sign autographs and have photos taken with their fans. 

On Saturday, Feb. 11, former Buffalo Sabres superstars Danny Gare, Don Luce and Craig Ramsay will reunite to sign autographs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Guests will be entitled to one free autograph per player.