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Dog Ears to Host Third Class for Aspiring Screenwriters

Dog Ears to Host Third Class for Aspiring Screenwriters

 

John Szablewski, a screenwriter and filmmaker from Buffalo, will be holding a screenwriting workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 2, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. This class is the third of a regularly scheduled bimonthly class aimed at helping aspiring screenwriters write a full-length screenplay or television pilot. The cost of the class is $15.

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Canterbury Woods Earns National Accreditation

Canterbury Woods Earns National Accreditation

Community cited among nation’s best CCRCs

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Canterbury Woods, the region’s premier retirement living community, announced that it has been awarded a five-year term of Accreditation from the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF-CCAC), the nation’s only accrediting body for continuing care retirement communities and similar organizations. Canterbury Woods was awarded accreditation in the areas of Continuing Care Retirement Community, Person-Centered Long-Term Care Community, and Assisted Living.

This is the second consecutive five-year term of accreditation that Canterbury Woods has achieved. Fewer than ten percent of all continuing care retirement communities nationally achieve CARF-CCAC accreditation.

The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in it's 30th Season!

The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in it's 30th Season!

 

  • Explore Buffalo's historic grain elevator district. This two hour presentation by the  Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc.,  aboard the Miss Buffalo II, takes you down the City Ship Canal and through the Buffalo River Grain Elevator District.  
  • The history, architecture, and technology of the grain elevators, flour mills, and other industries on the Buffalo River and City Ship Canal are explained, along with a general history of the Erie Canal, inner harbor area, and more. Photographs, maps and video further enhance this educational experience suitable for all ages.
  • This is the original tour created 30 years ago by the IHC.

Benefit held for drummer Ted Reinhardt's family


BUFFALO, NY - Music lovers turned out in big numbers to the Tralf Sunday afternoon to remember a local musician. Ted Reinhardt was killed in

a small plane crash outside of Norfolk, Virginia

earlier this year.

Family and friends put together a memorial concert to honor his memory and raise money to help Ted's family after his untimely death.

Aside from his family, his friends say music was his one true calling.

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Marking 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act


BUFFALO, NY - In honor of the 25th anniversary of passage of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Governor Cuomo on Sunday signed two pieces of new legislation.

One of the laws protects people with disabilities who are refused access to public places. The other is designed to make it easier for military families who have relatives with disabilities.

Meanwhile in Buffalo, Canalside held a special celebration Sunday afternoon to mark the anniversary. The party was hosted by Western New York Independent Living. They're an organization that works with people who have developmental, physical or mental disabilities.

"It's about awareness and education," said Yvette Lucas of WNY Independent Living, "to make people more aware about persons with disabilities and the things that they have to contend with."

Buffalo on track for strong tourism season


BUFFALO, .N.Y - A great place to enjoy this beautiful summer weather is Buffalo's waterfront.

Canalside has certainly transformed over the last few years, becoming a prime destination for tourists from all over.

Empire State Development, New York State's chief economic development agency, expects attendance to be over one million this year, exceeding last year's numbers.

Events have been bringing in large crowds, including last Thursday's free concert that set record attendance.

Officials say 12,000 tickets sold for the Kerfuffle music festival this weekend. About 100,000 people visited Canalside during the first week of June.

Plans to demolish part of Trico complex


BUFFALO, NY - Plans to redevelop part of the old Trico complex in downtown Buffalo are taking a step forward.

The preservation board approved Krog Corporation's plans to knock down the old historic Ice House building at the site, which they say is unstable and could collapse.

That will make way for the new entrance to a complex featuring apartments, a hotel and commercial space.

The $60 million project is scheduled to open in late 2017.