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Support Pet Connection Programs Inc. at the Erie County Fair

Support Pet Connection Programs Inc. at the Erie County Fair

 

Animal lovers across Western New York are encouraged to visit the Pet Connection Programs Inc. booth at the Erie County Fair, Aug. 6-17, and pick up one of the shelter’s popular Doggy Bags or Tabby Totes packed with goodies for your favorite four-legged friend! Pet Connection will once again be located in the Fair’s Bazaar Building.

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Daemen Receives National Distinction As a ‘Great College to Work For’

Daemen Receives National Distinction As a ‘Great College to Work For’

Daemen College has been named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as a “Great College to Work For,” an elite distinction that places the college as one of the top 10 small four-year institutions to work for in the nation. This marks the first time Daemen has been selected for this distinguished workplace recognition as one of the best colleges in the United States.

“The fact that Daemen has been named one of the nation’s top 10 small four-year colleges to work for is a tribute to our devoted faculty and staff, who together make Daemen a remarkably collegial workplace and an exceptional learning community for our students,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are honored to receive this prestigious national recognition.”

The results, which were released today (July 21) in The Chronicle’s seventh annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities across the U.S.

Buffalo River Fest Park Hosts 3rd Annual “Wardstock”

Buffalo River Fest Park Hosts 3rd Annual “Wardstock”

The Valley Community Association will host their 3rd Annual “Wardstock”, presented by Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, on Saturday, August 2nd at the Buffalo River Fest Park, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY from 3pm-11pm.

Musical acts Classic Jam (formerly known as The Trolls) and Leon & The Forklifts will headline the neighborhood celebration. Classic Jam is a local band who are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year.  They played in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s at Bishop Timon High School dances, parish events, and local taverns and have continued to entertain throughout the years in the WNY area.  Leon & The Forklifts play both original music and covering a variety of artists including Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Van Morrison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Pink Floyd, Sublime, and more.

Drums Along the Waterfront to Offer Free Shuttle Bus Service

Drums Along the Waterfront to Offer Free Shuttle Bus Service

 

First Student will provide free shuttle bus service from two locations for the Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event taking place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, according to event organizer Jack Gaylord Jr. Featuring the top seven drum corps in the world, the event will take place at Robert E. Rich, Sr. All-High Stadium, 2885 Main St., Buffalo.

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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 26 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 26 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on July 26. 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 July 26 (weather permitting) will be violinist David Adamczyk from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by the Kathy Moriarty Trio from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Market dietitian Nicole Klem and Meals on Wheels for WNY will occupy the market’s community group tables. 

Teams compete to climb the grease pole


BUFFALO, NY - Every summer in Buffalo, there's one festival scene that definitely stands out among the rest. That's the climbing of the grease pole at the Olivencia Community Center on Swan Street.

Teams compete to see who cam summit the slippery cylinder the fastest at one of the oldest cultural festivals in the area.

This year's winners reached the top in less than 40 seconds.


Utility work closes part of Church Street downtown


BUFFALO, NY – A traffic alert this weekend for downtown Buffalo drivers: Church Street is closed this weekend between Lower Terrace and Delaware Avenue, in front Adam's Mark Hotel, for utility work.

It's scheduled to repeat the next two weekends.

The city says the work is intended to virtually eliminate combined sewer overflows into the Erie Basin Marina.