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Beer Enthusiasts About to Get a Taste of WNY Brewing History

Beer Enthusiasts About to Get a Taste of WNY Brewing History

Something very unique has been brewing in Buffalo for nearly three years, and this “wild ale” is about to be unleashed on local beer enthusiasts!

This particular brewing adventure dates back to the summer of 2013, before Big Ditch Brewing Company opened its doors at 55 East Huron St. in downtown Buffalo. Hoping to promote the brewery, Big Ditch President Matt Kahn and Head Brewer Corey Catalano visited the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on two occasions to hand out a few trinkets and conduct home brewing demonstrations.

Administrative Professionals Group to Host Retirement Planning Speaker

Administrative Professionals Group to Host Retirement Planning Speaker

Mark W. Narby, Esq., co-founder of The Social Security Guys, will discuss “Strategies to Retirement Planning” at the next meeting of the WNY Administrative Professionals. The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 14, in the Barton Room on the 8th floor of the Larkin at Exchange Building, 726 Exchange St., Buffalo.

Open to members, interested administrative professionals and guests, the event will feature dinner and networking from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., Narby’s presentation from 6:15 to 7 p.m., and a Q&A session and organizational updates from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The cost of the meeting and dinner is just $15, and reservations are due by Friday, April 8. 

Harrison Radiator - 1929

Harrison Radiator - 1929

HARRISON RADIATOR BUILDING #3  under construction in April of 1929. View is looking SW from intersection of Walnut & Elm Street, Lockport N.Y.  Harrison Radiator started in Lockport in 1910 when Herbert C. Harrison developed the first hexagonal cell honeycomb radiator. The Company is now Delphi Thermal Systems on Upper Mountain Rd. in Lockport.

Picture below is same view as it looks today. (Google Earth image)

The Buffalo History Gazette

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NOCO Express completes renovations at Williams Road, Niagara Falls store

NOCO Express completes renovations at Williams Road, Niagara Falls store

NOCO Express announced today the completion of renovations at its store located at 6724 Williams Rd, at the corner of Niagara Falls Blvd., in Niagara Falls. The two-week interior remodel provides an updated look and expanded fresh product selection.

 

“We encourage our Niagara Falls area customers to check out our fresh, new format,” said Jim DeFilippis, vice president and general manager, NOCO Express. “This remodel provides more convenient food options to grab on the go with an increased variety of fresh items such as sandwiches, salads and healthier snacks to choose from.”

 

Real Estate Expert to Offer Seminar for Older Adults and Caregivers

Real Estate Expert to Offer Seminar for Older Adults and Caregivers

Michael Olear, a licensed real estate broker and member of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will present an educational seminar at Brookdale Williamsville on Saturday, March 5, at 11 am. Brookdale is located at 6076 Main St., Williamsville.

The seminar is open to the community and focuses on real estate topics relevant to older adults and their loved ones and caregivers, including right-sizing and simplifying a living situation, legal and regulatory issues to be aware of, and available resources and tools related to these matters. To register, please call Brookdale at 632-7123.

New Owner Brings Friendly, Professional Atmosphere to Sink or Swim Tattoo

New Owner Brings Friendly, Professional Atmosphere to Sink or Swim Tattoo

Sink or Swim Tattoo, located on the second floor of a commercial building at 1040 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda, is under new ownership, with a familiar face now running the operation.

Former Sink or Swim tattoo artist Keith Kuzara took ownership of the business on Oct. 1, 2015, after working at the shop for nearly four years. Kuzara is a self-taught and award-winning tattoo artist with six years of industry experience.

“I was planning on opening my own shop eventually, when this opportunity suddenly popped up,” said Kuzara. “With the previous owner moving out of state, the timing and situation was right to take over the business.”

Sink or Swim now employs five tattoo artists, including the multi-tattooed owner.

Niagara University Establishes Brennan Center For Language, Culture And Leadership

Niagara University Establishes Brennan Center For Language, Culture And Leadership

Niagara University announced today the creation of the Edward A. Brennan Center for Language, Culture and Leadership, which will endeavor to meet the needs of international families and students, and serve English language learners within the global community.

As another spoke of Niagara University’s umbrella of outreach, the Center for Language, Culture and Leadership will embrace the richness of culture and language of Niagara’s students, faculty and communities, and extend the university’s Vincentian mission to agencies that serve refugee, migrant and immigrant populations.