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Teams Selected To Compete in 2013 Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

Teams Selected To Compete in 2013 Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

Labatt Blue beer today announced the 96 teams who will take to the ice during the sixth annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Erie Basin Marina. More than 650 players will compete across 12 divisions with seven player rosters.

Selected teams will still have the opportunity to update their rosters by adding or changing players until January 15, 2013. All selected teams will be charged the $250 tournament fee. Teams not selected via lottery system will be automatically entered into a tournament waiting list.

Mayor's Advice for Trick-or-Treaters

Mayor's Advice for Trick-or-Treaters

Dear City of Buffalo Residents:                                  October 2012

Halloween is a time for ghouls, goblins, and witches. It is one night of the year where kids can dress in their favorite costume and journey around their neighborhood for candy. Let’s avoid the occurrences of villains in neighborhoods – not the villains in costumes, but the individuals who take advantage of the Halloween celebration to commit mischief and vandalism.

This year, I encourage all Buffalo residents to hang signs at their homes to promote the City of Buffalo’s recommended Halloween Trick-or-Treating cut-off policy. Neighborhoods that have used the following recommended actions have reported a drastic decline in incidents of mischief and vandalism:

Interested in Joining 4-H? Informational Meetings Planned

Interested in Joining 4-H? Informational Meetings Planned

Erie County Legislators Lynne Dixon, Joseph Lorigo, John Mills and Edward Rath, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension – Erie County, are pleased to announce that two informational meetings to highlight the many exciting programs available through 4-H will be held in November. With an extensive list of opportunities available to youths, ages 5-19, the informational meetings will discuss what programs are offered and how to get involved.

Construction Exchange Membership Up 50% Over Five Years

Construction Exchange Membership Up 50% Over Five Years

Association’s commitment to providing programs of value, member benefits, Online Plan Room and more seen as driver for increase

The Construction Exchange of Buffalo & WNY, Inc., a non-profit organization that serves the Western New York commercial construction industry, announced today it has increased its membership by 50 percent over the last five years.

With 50 percent more members and plans to grow even more, it was necessary for, the association to hire additional staff to ensure the member experience does not suffer. To fill this role, the Construction Exchange hired Bill Diehl as Membership Director. Diehl will be responsible for continuing the growth and promoting engagement with current members.

A stable construction market and improvements in the services offered by the association are seen as contributing factors to the membership growth.

Buffalo Zoo Says Bon Voyage to Polar Bear Nanuq

Buffalo Zoo Says Bon Voyage to Polar Bear Nanuq

Buffalo, N.Y. (Oct. 9 2012) – The Buffalo Zoo will host a going away party for polar bear Nanuq this weekend.

The event will take place on Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14 during regular Zoo hours. Activities will include keeper talks, polar bear feedings, polar bear slushies, and a bear-sized “bon voyage” card for children to sign. The first 100 children through the gates each day will receive special polar bear finger puppets. The Bon Voyage activities are free with regular Zoo admission. Anyone who brings in a Goya Foods item to donate to the Food bank of WNY will receive $1 off admission.

The bears are leaving so that the Zoo can prepare for demolition and construction of its new Arctic Edge exhibit.

Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

On August 11 and 12th, 2012, the 500 Block of Main Street in downtown Buffalo will be overtaken by art.

Chalkfest [a FREE annual event] is a project envisioned by The 500 Block Association, a group of business, artists and native Buffalo residents to revitalize the 500 Block of Main Street. The festival is throughout the weekend and includes the artwork of Michael Macauley, world reknowned 3D chalk artist.

The two day festival is the first of its kind, all ages on Saturday and Sunday from 12 -5 pm, and after 5 pm on Saturday for adults with live entertainment.

NYPA and Buffalo Officials to Dedicate New Park

NYPA and Buffalo Officials to Dedicate New Park

A Statement Released by New York Power Authority

The New York Power Authority (NYPA), along with elected and community officials from Buffalo, will dedicate and open a new park—Mutual Riverfront Park—adjacent to the Buffalo River on Tuesday, June 12. 

Congressman Brian Higgins, Comptroller Mark J. F.