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Workshop Scheduled to Plan for Future Development along Metro Rail

Workshop Scheduled to Plan for Future Development along Metro Rail

GBNRTC encourages community members to attend March 29 workshop to share ideas

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC) is encouraging the community to explore ways to encourage Transit-Oriented Development along the existing Metro Rail line in the City of Buffalo as well as proposed Metro Rail extension to the Northtowns.

“Transit-Oriented Development is gaining momentum across the country as a way to leverage transit investment to enhance access to jobs and education, improve neighborhood connectivity to transit, and encourage community investment and economic development,” said GBNRTC Executive Director Hal Morse.

“Essentially, Transit-Oriented Development provides our region the opportunity to capitalize on the full potential of transit investment to strengthen neighborhoods and bolster the economy,” he added. 

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SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center Celebrates 10 Years

SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center Celebrates 10 Years

Dr. Christopher Stanley, professor of theology at St. Bonaventure University, will speak at the SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence’s annual fundraiser on Sunday, April 2nd.  SS. Columba & Brigid Parish (75 Hickory St.) will host the event at 3:00pm.

Dr. Stanley’s presentation, “On the Edge of Violence and Nonviolence,” will examine some key texts in all three Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam—that give divine sanction to both violence and nonviolence.  Followers of the religions have long struggled to make sense of these directives and to understand how they can be applied today.  Some benefits and dangers of guiding our lives by these texts will be discussed.

A lifelong activist and pacifist, Dr. Stanley has traveled the world to help people explore the role of religion in contemporary social conflicts. He will call us to respond nonviolently to the challenges facing our society today.

Experts to Discuss New Refugee and Immigration Policies

Experts to Discuss New Refugee and Immigration Policies

President Donald Trump’s refugee and immigration policies, including a travel ban from several Muslim-majority countries, will be discussed by a panel of experts from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 4 in Daemen College’s Wick Campus Center Social Room.

The panel discussion, “The Myths and Realities of Trump Policies on Refugees and Immigrants,” will examine the new administration’s policies, the controversial travel ban barring refugees from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. and its impact on area refugees, protecting refugee and immigrant rights, and strategies to address the policies.

Former Buffalo Bill Ray Bentley Coming to Walden Galleria this Saturday

Former Buffalo Bill Ray Bentley Coming to Walden Galleria this Saturday

Author and former Buffalo Bills linebacker Ray Bentley will be signing autographs at the Walden Galleria from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Bentley will be stationed on the first floor near Sears and the Apple Store and is teaming up with BB&G Charities to help raise money to support Western New York’s underprivileged youth. Bentley recently joined BB&G as a spokesperson.

Bentley’s books will be available for purchase and all autographs are free. However, he will be collecting donations for BB&G and donating a portion of all sales to the charity. Bentley is the author of a football novel based in Buffalo titled Driftwood, as well as the Darby the Dinosaur and Bubba Gator children’s books series. These books along with other memorabilia will be available at the signing. BB&G will also be selling candy bars as part of the fundraiser.

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Explore Buffalo Plans a Unique and Questionable Tour of Buffalo

Explore Buffalo Plans a Unique and Questionable Tour of Buffalo

How well do you think you know Buffalo’s history? Join Explore Buffalo on April Fool’s Day for Fact or Fiction: A Questionable Tour of Buffalo. This is the only time you will hear Explore Buffalo docents give a tour that is only half true! 

As you walk through downtown on this happy hour tour, the docents will keep you guessing with stories that are true but unbelievable, mixed with some tall tales of their own creation. Keep track on your scorecard along the way, and if your ability to sniff out lies is the best of the bunch, you’ll win a prize!

Good for the Neighborhood® Offers Free Health Screenings, Nutrition Information Throughout March

Good for the Neighborhood® Offers Free Health Screenings, Nutrition Information Throughout March

The Independent Health Foundation is continuing its successful program, Good for the Neighborhood® (GFTN) with free community events in March. GFTN brings health screenings, educational information and a free farmers market to underserved neighborhoods in our community. You do not need to be an Independent Health member to attend.

The programs in March will focus on nutrition; demonstrating how to chop and prepare vegetables that might seem difficult to make. The March programs will also offer a healthy recipe showcasing the free vegetable everyone gets for attending, and each location will be raffling off items such as cutting boards and a crock pot.

Mount Mercy Academy to Host Trivia Night

Mount Mercy Academy to Host Trivia Night

The Mount Mercy Academy Athletic Boosters will host a Trivia Night at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the high school, 88 Red Jacket Parkway, Buffalo. Proceeds from the event will support the Mount Mercy athletics program.

Light snacks will be provided, and guests can bring their own food and refreshments for their table. Admission is $25 per person and tables of eight are available for $200 per team. You must be 21 or older to participate. Doors open at 7 p.m., with trivia beginning at 8 p.m.

For more information, please email mmaab@mtmercy.org. To register for the event, visit www.mtmercy.org/booster-club.