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BNHV to Participate in Heritage Preservation's Conservation Assessment Program

BNHV to Participate in Heritage Preservation's Conservation Assessment Program

 

Heritage Preservation is pleased to announce that Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village has been chosen to participate in the 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP). BNHV joins the 2,800 museums that have participated in CAP in its 22 year history of serving museums. 

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Drums Along the Waterfront Announces New Venue; Tickets Now Available

Drums Along the Waterfront Announces New Venue; Tickets Now Available

The popular Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions drum corps event returns to Western New York on Sunday, Aug. 3, at a new venue! Tickets are now available for this musical spectacle, taking place at the University at Buffalo football stadium.

“Due to the major renovation project taking place at Ralph Wilson Stadium, we’ll be moving back to the University at  Buffalo where we held successful competitions in both 2003 and 2007,” said event organizer Jack Gaylord Jr. “We need the right setting and stage for the greatest corps in the world and the many thousands of fans who will be cheering them on, and the University at Buffalo can accommodate all of our needs.”

Budweiser Gardens in London to Host Varekai by Cirque du Soleil

Budweiser Gardens in London to Host Varekai by Cirque du Soleil

Varekai, the newest arena show by Cirque du Soleil, will perform from May 28 through June 1 in nearby London, Ontario, at Budweiser Gardens. After 11 years of touring under the big top, Varekai’s new adventure is now touring the world’s top arenas, including some markets never visited before!

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Mount St. Mary’s Hospital taking back unwanted prescription drugs

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital taking back unwanted prescription drugs

On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to the North Entrance of Mount St. Mary’s at 5300 Military Road in the Town of Lewiston.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners.  When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 3.4 million pounds—more than 1,700 tons—of pills. 

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Vegetable, Fruit and Flower Share Programs Return to Farmers & Artisans

Vegetable, Fruit and Flower Share Programs Return to Farmers & Artisans

 

As the weather slowly improves and we enter the local growing season, Farmers & Artisans in Snyder is now offering its third annual vegetable, fruit and flower share programs. Available for pick-up on Tuesdays or Thursdays at the store, the programs will run from June through October.

Consumers may sign up for one or all shares, and discounts are available when you sign up for multiple shares.  

Western New York Land Conservancy to Hold Annual Meeting and Reception at Buffalo Yacht Club

Western New York Land Conservancy to Hold Annual Meeting and Reception at Buffalo Yacht Club

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy is very pleased to announce the 2014 Annual Meeting and Reception to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Buffalo Yacht Club at the foot of Porter Avenue in Buffalo. The historic building is right on Lake Erie, and the spectacular second floor dining area and outdoor patio boast views of passing sail boats and the summer sunset. 

Local Artist Matt Schreiner Painting His Way Into the Hearts of Many

Local Artist Matt Schreiner Painting His Way Into the Hearts of Many

 

It’s quite an accomplishment when you can take a hobby and turn it into a career. It becomes a remarkable achievement when you can expand upon that career so that it will benefit countless others in your community and across the country.

But that’s exactly what 26-year-old Orchard Park resident Matt Schreiner has been able to accomplish, with amazing results. After graduating from Niagara Falls High School and Buffalo State College, where he majored in education, Schreiner decided to follow a different career path. This path focused on his artistic abilities and his love of sports and especially his hometown teams, the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills.