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Landmarks in WNY, Ontario, Across State to ‘Light it Up for Lymphedema’

Landmarks in WNY, Ontario, Across State to ‘Light it Up for Lymphedema’

Attractions on the United States and Canadian sides of the border will "Light it Up for Lymphedema" between March 6 and 8 in order to shine the light on lymphedema, a chronic swelling that has no cure.

In order to mark March being designated World Lymphedema Month and March 6 being declared World Lymphedema Day, the New York State Chapter of the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) has contacted the operators of attractions from Buffalo to Toronto to Albany to request the lighting of buildings, domes, bridges, and waterway in teal -- the color of lymphedema (LE) awareness -- in order to bring attention to the disease. This year, LE&RN also is celebrating its 20th year since its inception in 1998, when it was founded as the Lymphatic Research Foundation.

Kenan Center to Present Internationally Renowned Faith Leader, Sister Joan Chittister

Kenan Center to Present Internationally Renowned Faith Leader, Sister Joan Chittister

The Kenan Center and First Presbyterian Church of Lockport will present SIster Joan Chittister, one of the most influential religious and social leaders of our time, on Saturday, December 2, 3:00 p.m. at the church located at 21 Church Street, Lockport. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. Free will donation accepted. The theme of Sister Joan's talk will be "Radical Christian Life." A book signing will follow with copies of her books, including her most recent, "Radical Spirit: Twelve Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life," available for purchase.

For 40 years, Sister Joan has passionately advocated on behalf of peace, human rights, women’s issues, and church renewal. A much sought-after speaker, counselor, and clear voice that bridges across all religions, she is also a best-selling author of more than 50 books, hundreds of articles, an online column for the National Catholic Reporter, and a blog for the Huffington Post..

Collectors & Artisans Expo to Benefit Two Local High Schools

Collectors & Artisans Expo to Benefit Two Local High Schools

Two high schools located in Buffalo’s Irish Heritage District will benefit from the second Collectors & Artisans Expo taking place just one week before St. Patrick’s Day in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo.

The Saturday, March 10 event will feature dozens of local vendors and artisans selling a wide variety of merchandise, from antiques, collectibles and memorabilia to unique handcrafted items.

A portion of the proceeds collected at the event — including 100 percent of the $2 admission price — will be donated to Mount Mercy Academy and Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School. The Buffalo Irish Center will also receive a portion of the proceeds.

Eight-week Holiday Market on Bidwell to Open November 25

Eight-week Holiday Market on Bidwell to Open November 25

The eight-week Holiday Market on Bidwell, presented by the Elmwood Village Farmers Market, opens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, inside St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle, Buffalo, just steps away from the outdoor market’s location at Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway. The market will continue every Saturday through Jan. 13.

The Holiday Market will feature approximately 20 vendors, including local farmers, food producers and artisans offering a wide variety of products. Vendors scheduled to participate include Alpine Made, Barrel & Brine, Biscotti for Everybotti, BreadHive Worker Coop, Butter Block, Carla’s Crumby Creations, Darling Bee, Fetch Dog Treats, Kindred Kreek, Lilly Belle Meads, Native Offerings Farm, Niagara Mushrooms, Plato Dale Farm, Rooted Locally, Victorianbourg Wine Estate and Whimsy Confections.

Project Unveiling: Land Conservancy Begins Work to ‘Restore the Gorge’

Project Unveiling: Land Conservancy Begins Work to ‘Restore the Gorge’

On Monday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., the Western New York Land Conservancy invites the community to attend a project unveiling at the Niagara Falls Public Library for their ecological restoration project in one of the most important natural places in the world — the Niagara Gorge. Land Conservancy staff and project consultants will present information about the project’s process and timeline. Everyone will have an opportunity to give feedback about the project. Attendees are asked to register in advance online at restorethegorge.eventbrite.com or by calling  (716) 687-1225. 

Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Annual Roycrofters-At-Large Winter Festival

Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Annual Roycrofters-At-Large Winter Festival

Nearly three dozen juried artisans from near and far will come together from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3 for the 41st annual Roycroft Winter Festival! This highly anticipated Western New York holiday tradition will take place in East Aurora Middle School, located at 430 Main St. in the village.

The juried artisans, including several Roycroft Artisans and Master Artisans, will offer a wide variety of beautifully handcrafted items. Artisans taking part in the event offer everything from jewelry, wood, clay and books to metal, tile, glass, leather, pottery, sculpture and more. 

WNY Children’s Book Expo to Host Authors From Around the Globe

WNY Children’s Book Expo to Host Authors From Around the Globe

The WNY Children’s Book Expo, presented by Monkey See Monkey Do … Children’s Bookstore in Clarence, has released an extensive list of authors and presenters scheduled to take part in the Expo on Saturday, Nov. 11. This free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in downtown Buffalo.

Featured authors at the BlueCross BlueShield of WNY Main Stage, Room 106B, will include: 

• 10:10 – 10:35 a.m., Barney Saltzberg, Explore your World: Find Art Everywhere 

• 10:45 – 11:10 a.m., Nick Bruel, Explore the World of Storytelling with Bad Kitty! 

• 11:20 – 11:45 a.m., Jennifer Hanson Rolli, Explore Moths and Butterflies … Alike but Different!