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100 Cities, One Night for Autism: Academy Award Director Gerardine Wurzburg

100 Cities, One Night for Autism: Academy Award Director Gerardine Wurzburg

100 Cities, One Night for Autism in Buffalo May 12

Celebrating “100 Cities, One Night For Autism”, the critically-acclaimed film, "Wretches and Jabberers", will play for a one night limited engagement in Buffalo on Thursday, May 12th at 7:30pm at Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main Street.


Directed by Academy Award®-winner Gerardine Wurzburg, the feature documentary follows two men with autism, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, who embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability, intelligence and communication. 
 

Watch the trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzZ_I0LoTaM

MEET THE AUTHOR: "Disaster On Lake Erie" Author at the Historical Society

MEET THE AUTHOR: "Disaster On Lake Erie" Author at the Historical Society

Author Alvin F. Oickle ("Disaster on the Potomac," "Disaster at Dawn") will be at the Buffalo and Erie Counyt Historical Society on May 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. to sign copies of his new book. The author conducted some of his research for the book at the Historical Society. The new publication, "Disaster on Lake Erie: The 1841 Wreck of the Steamship Erie" (History Press) will be available at the Historical Society's Museum Shop, and the author will be here to sign copies.

According to his publisher, Mr. Oickle’s newest release from the imprint is an exciting treatise on a historic happening:

Senator Kennedy Announces Senate Action to Strengthen Law Against Texting While Driving

Senator Kennedy Announces Senate Action to Strengthen Law Against Texting While Driving

Safety advocate Kelly Cline applauds Senate, turns focus of Families Against Texting While Driving to getting the job done in Assembly

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, announced Tuesday the Senate passed legislation (S.998B | A.6174A) to strengthen state law against texting while driving, by a vote of 57-3. The bill – co-sponsored by Senator Kennedy – will make it a primary offense to text while operating a vehicle.

Under current law, a texting driver can only be stopped if he or she commits another offense, such as speeding or running a red light, first. The legislation, which now awaits Assembly approval and the Governor’s signature, would allow law enforcement to crack down on the deadly habit and help prevent tragic distracted driving accidents.

Starlight Studio: BlazeVOX [Books]: Genesis

Starlight Studio: BlazeVOX [Books]: Genesis

On June 3, 2011, Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, The Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York, in conjunction with BlazeVOX [Books] present: "Genesis."

Starlight's Genesis, an Anthology of the Starlight Gallery edited by Katherine Loewen is Starlight Studio's first published book of poetry. The anthology will be released on Friday June 3, 2011 as a book launch event at Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, 340 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY from 7-10 pm.

This FREE event will feature Hutchinson Central Technical High School’s gypsy jazz guitar ensemble, The Six String Circus, Buffalo's own original jazz group, The Three Headed Giant, poetry readings, and refreshments.The book will be available to purchase for $20 and the poets will be there to autograph anthologies.

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011

The Buffalo Infringement Festival (BIF) is an 11-day long multi-genre arts festival in Buffalo, NY.

It is free for all artists to participate, everyone is accepted and artists keep 100% of the profits from their projects and performances. The art that is typically Under the Radar is exemplified.

The Buffalo Infringement Festival is a non-profit-driven, non-hierarchical grassroots endeavor bringing together a broad range of eclectic, independent, experimental, and controversial art of all forms. Visual, performing, musical, and media arts are all welcome here. Taking place in multiple venues in and around Buffalo’s Allentown District, the festival is an annual eleven-day event running from the last weekend of July through the first weekend of August.

Buffalo Poet Robin Brox Joins Michigan Poets for Regional Tour

Buffalo Poet Robin Brox Joins Michigan Poets for Regional Tour

Just Buffalo Literary Center Teaching Artist Robin Brox to Join Poets from Michigan for Binge Press Literary Tour Starting  at Buffalo’s Rust Belt Books, Thursday, 5/12 at 7:30 P.M. 

Buffalo, NY—Just Buffalo Literary Center’s very own Robin Brox, a teaching artist and the organization’s marketing and publicity coordinator, has been invited to participate in The Binge Press Instant Mini Tour with three poets from Michigan. Brox will perform alongside JodiAnn Stevenson, the tour’s organizer and the founder and managing editor of Binge Press, Gina Myers, and Ashley Niedzwieki. Buffalo is the first stop, with an evening of poetry on Thursday, May 12th at 7:30 p.m. at Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St., Buffalo. The tour continues with engagements in Port Huron, Ferndale, and Saginaw, Michigan.

Robin F. Brox is a poet making her home on Buffalo’s west side.

Living With Your Pet Without Unleashing Allergies

Living With Your Pet Without Unleashing Allergies

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Allergies no longer have to prevent pet ownership. By taking a few simple precautionary steps, it is possible to comfortably live with both pets and allergies. Here are a few helpful tips:

Shut the door. Keep cats or dogs from your bedroom — and not just when you are sleeping. If you keep the door closed, it will prevent cat or dog hair from drifting in during the day. This also applies to a guest room if you happen to be hosting a guest with allergies.

Keep pets off the furniture. You can do this by placing a plastic cover on the furniture or by placing pieces of aluminum foil on areas where pets settle. They find the noise disturbing.