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Buffalo Unconference Powered by AT&T Turned Attendees in to Presenters

Buffalo Unconference Powered by AT&T Turned Attendees in to Presenters

Buffalo Unconference powered by AT&T, an interactive event built to bring together a diverse group of people, so they may share their knowledge on topics they are passionate about through presentations, demos, and open discussions, returned to downtown Buffalo last Saturday (April 16, 2016) by popular demand for its second year. The free conference was open to the public and was hosted at VCAMP Health Accelerator in downtown Buffalo. The more than 250 innovative and creative attendees were encouraged to either participate by presenting on topics such as technology, entrepreneurship, programming, art, music, volunteerism, writing, or virtually any creative subject or sit in the various presentations to learn a new creative skill or passion.  The Buffalo Unconference powered by AT&T organizers curated the talks and categorized them into six different tracks of speakers that ran concurrently and attendees chose which talks to attend. 

Celebrate Earth Day with Buffalo Olmsted Parks

Celebrate Earth Day with Buffalo Olmsted Parks

 

“A park is a work of art, designed to produce certain effects upon the minds of men.”

- Frederick Law Olmsted

 

Each year, Earth Day, April 22, marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. The year, 1970, was a time of immense industry in America. Air pollution was at its height and there were few if any, legal consequences to harming the environment. During this time, a consciousness emerged that combined anti-war movements with environmental concerns. The national day of celebration, founded by Gaylord Nelson, was to focus on the environment.

 

Buffalo Unconference Powered by AT&T Turns Attendees in to Presenters

Buffalo Unconference Powered by AT&T Turns Attendees in to Presenters

 

Free Self-organizing conference returns to provide for an opportunity for the collision of ideas and collaboration; hundreds of Western New Yorker to spend April 16th teaching each other new innovative skills

 

A Special Gift in Buffalo for Observance of International Women's Day

A Special Gift in Buffalo for Observance of International Women's Day

 

In observance of International Women's Day, Leslie Jean of American Style Tribal Bellydance, Euhpraxia - created a series of images, to feature on her Instagram account. 

This ongoing project honors women whom she has been inspired by, taught by, loved by and loved in return, mentored by, motivated by,  and humbled by. 

You can view the entire album starting HERE on Facebook. 

Thank you Leslie for showing the rest of us how to be grateful for the immense artistic and diverse community that is Buffalo, Western New York and our world. 

Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors & open garden participants

Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors & open garden participants

The Lewiston Garden Club is thinking spring with preparations now underway for its 11th annual Lewiston GardenFest on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 along Center Street in Lewiston. Applications for both vendors and for local residents interested in showcasing their gardens are now being accepted for Lewiston GardenFest, which is also part of Garden Walk Buffalo Niagara.

“From offering different beautification ideas to getting expert advice or picking up new plants, Lewiston GardenFest offers a garden-filled weekend for enthusiasts of all skill levels,” said Doreen Albee, chair, Lewiston GardenFest. “We encourage both past and new vendors alike to apply again for this year to help us fill Center Street with everything needed for one’s garden or landscape. Lewiston residents interested in showcasing the fruits of their gardening labors should also consider applying to be part of our open gardens.”

‘Operation Whiter-Brighter’ to Support Niagara Air Base for 10th Straight Year

‘Operation Whiter-Brighter’ to Support Niagara Air Base for 10th Straight Year
Western New Yorkers can have smiles as white as snow and support a good cause – just in time for spring. For the tenth consecutive year, Dr.

Niagara University Students Build Home For Impoverished Family In Nicaragua

Niagara University Students Build Home For Impoverished Family In Nicaragua

Six Niagara University students recently returned from El Sauce, Nicaragua, where they spent a week during winter recess constructing a home for an impoverished family.