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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.

Experience Holiday Magic at the Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees presents a magical wonderland for all of Western New York to enjoy with decorated trees, wreaths, swags and mantle pieces on display and a Boutique filled with holiday home décor and gifts at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo 14202 from November 19- December 3. 

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.

Church Renovation Continues, as Steeples are Repaired

SOMERSET, NY – The steeple roofs of the Somerset Union Methodist Episcopal Church have just completed renovation. 

The old roof was made up of two layers of roof coverings: asphalt roof shingles over old cedar shake shingles. The old roof layers were removed to reveal a plywood deck. Then new red laminated shingles cut to simulate the dimensional look of wood shakes were installed. The two church steeples are the areas where the most interior water damage has occurred.  Water leaked down the steeples and rotted the first floor entrance halls. The floor in these areas is completely rotted and will need to be replaced.