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Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”

Niagara Falls Memorial Day Parade

Niagara Falls Memorial Day Parade

This year the Niagara Falls Memorial day parade will be held: Saturday May 28,2011. The Parade will assemble 10am at the city market (19th Street and Pine Avenue)

The parade will step off 11am sharp and will proceed east up Pine Avenue towards Hyde Park Blvd. The parade will end Hyde Park Grounds) at Pine Avenue and Robbins Drive.

A Veterans Ceremony will be held immediately at the parade end on the site of the new Veterans Memorial to be constructed. A full status report of phase 1 of the Veterans Memorial will announced. Application for active duty, retired, reserve, veterans who are serving or have served in the US Military will be available.  For more information you may email  mrimmen@sysr.com or  nfvmc1@gmail.com

NCCC Horticulture Student Awarded Military Leadership Award

NCCC Horticulture Student Awarded Military Leadership Award

NCCC Horticulture Student Awarded Military Leadership Award

SANBORN, N.Y. (May 11, 2011) – Niagara County Community College horticulture student Bonnie Lynne Wysocki was presented a Military Leadership Award during the 45th Annual USO Woman of the Year Luncheon hosted by the USO of Metropolitan New York at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel recently. Wysocki was one of five female service members – one from each branch of the armed forces – who received the award in commemoration of their dedication, achievements, and service to the country.

ART Community Dialog: The Voices of Western New York Artists

ART Community Dialog:  The Voices of Western New York Artists

In keeping with the mission statement of community support, American Repertory Theater of Western New York has created a website and Facebook Page dedicated to opening up online forums to discuss issues facing WNY Artists. This new Website Public Forum page is entitled "The Voices of Western New York Artists."

These public forums are designed for all members of WNY Cultural Groups, media, individual artists and anyone with an opinion that faces Artists in Western New York.

Those visiting The Voices of WNY Artists website and the Facebook page are encouraged to post opinions, offer links to blogs & websites, announce upcoming shows and, most importantly, utilize their voices for the sole purposes of creating dialog and being heard.

100 Cities, One Night for Autism: Academy Award Director Gerardine Wurzburg

100 Cities, One Night for Autism: Academy Award Director Gerardine Wurzburg

100 Cities, One Night for Autism in Buffalo May 12

Celebrating “100 Cities, One Night For Autism”, the critically-acclaimed film, "Wretches and Jabberers", will play for a one night limited engagement in Buffalo on Thursday, May 12th at 7:30pm at Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main Street.


Directed by Academy Award®-winner Gerardine Wurzburg, the feature documentary follows two men with autism, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, who embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability, intelligence and communication. 
 

Watch the trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzZ_I0LoTaM

MEET THE AUTHOR: "Disaster On Lake Erie" Author at the Historical Society

MEET THE AUTHOR: "Disaster On Lake Erie" Author at the Historical Society

Author Alvin F. Oickle ("Disaster on the Potomac," "Disaster at Dawn") will be at the Buffalo and Erie Counyt Historical Society on May 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. to sign copies of his new book. The author conducted some of his research for the book at the Historical Society. The new publication, "Disaster on Lake Erie: The 1841 Wreck of the Steamship Erie" (History Press) will be available at the Historical Society's Museum Shop, and the author will be here to sign copies.

According to his publisher, Mr. Oickle’s newest release from the imprint is an exciting treatise on a historic happening:

Woman Wins Car in WNY Ford Dealers Fiesta de Mayo

Woman Wins Car in WNY Ford Dealers Fiesta de Mayo

BUFFALO, NY – Earlier today, Rita Layer of Lockport unwrapped the key to a brand-new 2011 Ford Fiesta, courtesy of the Western New York Ford Dealers. Contestants numbered one to 98 lined the halls of Boulevard Mall Thursday for the “Fiesta de Mayo” contest hosted by Kiss 98.5. One-by-one contestants each selected a burrito and anxiously waited for the signal to unwrap it. Mrs. Layer was lucky number 47 and found a car key tucked into the tortilla, winning her the grand prize.

“I’ve never owned a brand new car!” said Layer. “Thanks to the Western New York Ford Dealers, I’m driving away with a great Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and birthday gift. I can’t wait to go for a drive in my new Ford Fiesta.”