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Explore Buffalo Plans Unique Buffalo Harbor Museum Tour

Explore Buffalo Plans Unique Buffalo Harbor Museum Tour

Join Explore Buffalo for a behind-the-scenes look at the Buffalo Harbor Museum's archives and storage. This area of the museum has never been open to the public, with the first floor containing a vast display of objects of historic, artistic and scientific interest!

The event will take place beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Buffalo Harbor Museum, 66 Erie St., Buffalo. Twenty- to 30-minute mini tours of storage areas, led by knowledgeable museum personnel, will also be included.

This is an "inside parka tour" as these storage areas are not heated. Please be sure to dress warmly — boots, gloves and a hat are recommended. The first tour will start at 1:15 p.m. and the last will start at 3:15 p.m. Allow at least 60 minutes in total to enjoy this unique collection of models, maps, ship artifacts, personal gear, logbooks and more. 

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Daemen Establishes Historic Partnership With The Park School

Daemen Establishes Historic Partnership With The Park School

Daemen College has established an historic new partnership with The Park School of Buffalo designed to develop collaborative initiatives that will enhance academic, athletic, and community outreach programs at both institutions. This is the first agreement of its kind established between Daemen and a private school in the Buffalo Niagara region in recent history.

A memorandum of understanding for the collaborative agreement was formally signed Feb. 8 by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, Head of School Christopher J. Lauricella of The Park School, and Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college.

Daemen Athletic Training Program Granted Continued Accreditation

Daemen Athletic Training Program Granted Continued Accreditation

Daemen College’s Professional Master’s Athletic Training Program, one of only two accredited programs in New York State, has received continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The 10-year accreditation is the maximum term available to institutions.

Established in 2008, Daemen’s athletic training program previously received an initial five-year accreditation, which is also the maximum granted for a first-time accredited program.

“Receiving this national accreditation is a testament to our program’s level of excellence and our commitment to the high standards that CAATE represents,” said Dr. Michael Brogan, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “Our committed faculty provide students an exceptional education and advanced professional preparation that is essential to pursuing a career in the athletic training field.”

Reikart House Adds Two Notable Hospitality Professionals as Boutique Hotel’s Grand Opening Draws Nea

Reikart House Adds Two Notable Hospitality Professionals as Boutique Hotel’s Grand Opening Draws Nea

Iskalo Development Corp. and Greenwood Hospitality today announced the hiring of Karen Oleszak as general manager and Susie Pieri as director of sales and marketing for Reikart House, a boutique hotel inspired by a vaudevillian couple known as the Town of Amherst’s “first family of hospitality.”

 

“Our new general manager and director of sales and marketing both bring extensive hospitality backgrounds to Reikart House, with each having spent more than twenty years in the industry,” said Paul B. Iskalo, founder, president and CEO of Iskalo Development Corp. “As construction continues at the former Lord Amherst, we were adamant about hiring of top-level management talent in order to ensure delivery of the unique guest experience that we are striving to provide at the Northtowns’ first full-service, upscale hotel.”

 

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Dog Ears Bookstore to Host First-time Author Joe DiNardo

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host First-time Author Joe DiNardo

Author Joe DiNardo has released his first book, “A Letter to My Wife,” a 55-page dedication that follows his journey with his late wife, Marcia, from cancer diagnosis through death. A funny, sad and hopeful look at the beauty of love found and lost, DiNardo uses anecdotes, practical wisdom and a unique approach to storytelling to create shared experiences with his readers — many of whom have gone through or know someone who has gone through a battle with cancer.

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, will host DiNardo for a book-signing event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9.

DiNardo is the CEO, director and founder of Counsel Financial, a highly specialized commercial lender offering loans and credit lines to law firms. In these roles he oversees all business transactions and provides long-term strategy for the company.

Winter Market Continues With Free Exercise Class, Nutrition Information

Winter Market Continues With Free Exercise Class, Nutrition Information

The Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State, an indoor version of the popular Elmwood Village Farmers Market, continues from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 4, in Buckham Hall on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

In addition to hosting nearly 20 quality vendors, entertainment is offered from approximately 10 to 11:30 a.m. Providing musical entertainment on Feb. 4 will be the Nickel City String Band. Hosting the market’s community table this Saturday will be Heritage Centers. One group or organization from Buffalo State also hosts a weekly informational table, and the market is equipped to accept EBT customers as well.

NOCO Express celebrates grand opening of newest City of Buffalo store

NOCO Express celebrates grand opening of newest City of Buffalo store

Today, NOCO Express officially celebrated the grand opening of its newest City of Buffalo location at 2058 Delaware Avenue, at the corner of Amherst Street. The family-owned and locally-operated gasoline convenience chain purchased the former Sunoco location in 2016 and recently completed an extensive three month interior and exterior remodel.  The store, which was closed during the renovations, debuts a complete redesign and new fuel assets in addition to enhanced fresh and convenient food offerings.

 

“As a company founded and based right here in Western New York, we are excited to open our third Express location within the City of Buffalo,” said Jim DeFilippis, vice president and general manager, NOCO Express. “NOCO continues to grow and enhance our convenience store model to provide our guests with more on-the-go amenities to meet their changing fuel and fresh food needs.”