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Paint Makes the Somerset Church Look Like New

SOMERSET, N.Y. – The Somerset Union Methodist Episcopal Church is slowly being renovated and converted into a museum.  The church was completely power washed to remove old paint and dirt.  Then 60 five gallon cans of primer followed by white paint and it has a new wonderful look.  People driving by 8501 Lake Road have remarked that they think “the church glows.”  We are not sure when the church was last painted, but forty years of neglect really took their toll on the 1878 building.

Old Fort Niagara to Host Native American Skills Workshops

In honor of Native American Heritage Month this November, Old Fort Niagara will host a series of Native American skills workshops.

On Saturday, November 6 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Rosie Hill will conduct a beadwork workshop at the Fort Niagara Officers Club. Cost is $30.00 per person and all materials are provided. Space is limited and advance reservations are required by calling 716-745-7611, ext. 230.

Western Fair Entertainment Centre is Buzzing With Activity

Looking for a quick escape from Western New York? Can you imagine one location that’s home to harness racing, ice hockey rinks, popular consumer shows, farmers’ markets, dining, live entertainment, slot machines and no shortage of excitement 24/7? Does such a nirvana truly exist for those who may love Buffalo but could use a few days away?

Spirit of Children Program Brings Halloween Party to Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

A patient at Women & Children's Hospital and Deb King, Child Life Specialist, enjoy the Spirit of Children Halloween party together.

Spirit Halloween Volunteers put on their costumes and brought Halloween cheer to the patients and families of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo this past Tuesday, October 19. Pumpkin painting, costume parades, Halloween games and crafts offer a temporary escape for the young patients.

The Spirit of Children program was launched in 2006 and is dedicated to bringing fun and funding to Hospital Child Life Departments during the Halloween season and all year long. Volunteer Spirit Halloween employees bring Halloween celebrations to the hospitals so kids can enjoy the holiday. Since its inception, Spirit of Children has raised more than $14,000 for the Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to date.

World Renowned Scientist & TV Host, Dr. Michio Kaku to Speak at NCCC Nov 4th

Dr. Michio Kaku, an internationally recognized authority in Einstein’s unified field theory and host of the Science Channel’s “Sci Fi Science” program, will be speaking at Niagara County Community College on Thursday, November 4th at 12:30 pm. Dr. Kaku is one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world and holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York. 

Dr. Kaku will be available for media interviews at 12 noon and then will conduct a lecture and question and answer session at 12:30 pm in NCCC’s Theatre Auditorium located near the entrance of “F” Building on the NCCC Campus.

Annette and Colin McMahon Chair the 2010 Festival of Trees

Annette and Colin McMahon, MD, chairpersons of the Festival of Trees, are preparing for the open of the 33rd holiday season event benefiting Women & Children’s Hospital which starts November 19 and runs until December 3 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo 14202. It will be open 24 hours each of these days for people to come and experience the Glittering Wonderland of elegance and charm.

Sponsored by CGF Anesthesiology, Mark IV Industries Foundation and TOPS Friendly Markets, the Festival of Trees is Western New York’s premier holiday event, featuring decorated trees, wreaths, swags and mantle pieces on display and a Boutique filled with holiday home décor and gifts. It also serves as a significant fundraising event for Women & Children’s Hospital.

NCCC Theatre to Perform Blithe Spirit October 21st-31st

The Niagara County Community College Theatre Department will be performing Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit beginning Thursday, October 21st running through Sunday, October 31st. The production is Directed by Roger Keichner and performed in the NCCC Arts & Media Theatre on campus. 

General admission to all productions is$8.00, $5.00 for alumni and seniors, $3.00 under twelve and all NCCC students and employees are admitted free. 

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/artmedia/index.php  click on the Buy Tickets Now button.