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Learning Choices Network Plans Three-day Alternative Learning Workshop in Buffalo

Learning Choices Network Plans Three-day Alternative Learning Workshop in Buffalo

 

Learning Choices Network (LCN), a community partnership that provides alternative educational opportunities for local youth, will host its second annual Regional Gathering Nov. 8-10 in the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo. The event will offer a wide variety of topics and workshops of interest to families, homeschoolers and educators who value rich learning experiences. Distinguished speakers will include progressive educators from New York, Washington, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Vermont.

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Grain Silos turned into Labatt Blue six pack


BUFFALO, N.Y.- Western New Yorkers have something new to see at Buffalo's waterfront.

Construction crews at the RiverWorks project have been at work transforming the group of grain silos known as the six pack into a gigantic six pack of LaBatt Blue beer.

Beginning next summer, the space inside the six pack will have a seasonal bar and restaurant. The six pack is also adjacent to an arena that will be used for ice hockey, curling and other events.

"This is the largest six pack in the world, and it is the largest vinyl insert in the state. They don't do these often, it's unique public art and advertising," Doug Swift, one of the RiverWorks developers said.

In addition to the arena, the six pack is also near an event space that will house a restaurant and a concert venue.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 4 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 4 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Oct. 4. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Oct. 4 (weather permitting) will be singer/guitarist Don Z. from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by the Nickel City String Band from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community table this Saturday will be Liberty Mutual.

AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way, d!g Buffalo, and Buffalo Open Data Host Civic App Symposium

AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way, d!g Buffalo, and Buffalo Open Data Host Civic App Symposium

Mobile and web apps are changing the world and local communities, and Western New York is no exception.  To further grow the technology and start up communities in Western New York as well as promote social entrepreneurship, AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, d!g Buffalo, and Buffalo Open Data teamed up to host a civic app symposium entitled, Opportunities in Open Data at d!g Buffalo on Saturday, September 27th. More than 75 local entrepreneurs, technologist, app developers and software engineers atteneded the symposium to learn more about local community issues and avaialble data that could be used to help develop civic apps to address these issues for the AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge.  

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Friends and family of local drummer organize benefit concert

Friends and family of local drummer organize benefit concert

A legacy of love will be on display Saturday, Oct 4., as friends and family of local drummer Ryan “Urwin” Urbank gather to celebrate his life and help support the family who survive him at Waiting Room (334 Delaware Avenue) in downtown Buffalo.

Urbank, 28, who passed away unexpectedly on Sept 6., played drums in two different alternative rock bands, So Far So Good and Turbulance. Within the past few years, Urbank recorded with award-winning producer Armand Petri (Goo Goo Dolls, 10,000 Maniacs, Sixpence None the Richer) with So Far So Good and opened for former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle with Turbulance.

Discover WNY’s Rich History on Explore Buffalo’s October Tours

Discover WNY’s Rich History on Explore Buffalo’s October Tours

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of October events. 

Optimized Processing Available at Select U.S. Ports of Entry

Optimized Processing Available at Select U.S. Ports of Entry

 

Starting mid-September 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is “optimizing” processing for first-time Canadian TN visa and L visa applicants seeking entry into the U.S. under NAFTA. CBP has already designated 14 ports of entry that will ensure more efficient processing for the high quantity of TN and L applicants seeking admission. Among these optimized ports of entry is the Peace Bridge located in Buffalo, N.Y.