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Special Guests Will Keep the Buffalo Auto Show Buzzing All Weekend Long

Special Guests Will Keep the Buffalo Auto Show Buzzing All Weekend Long

The Buffalo Auto Show, Western New York’s premier new vehicle automotive event, makes its annual return to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Feb. 11-14, and along with the latest and greatest new vehicles, visitors will also have a chance to see some very special guests!

Three members of the Buffalo Bandits — Ryan Benesch, David Brock and Dhane Smith — will appear at the Auto Show from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, to sign autographs and have photos taken with their fans. Several members of the Buffalo Bandettes, the professional dance team for the Buffalo Bandits, will also be on hand to greet fans!

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Student Art Exhibit Kicks Off a Busy Schedule at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery

Student Art Exhibit Kicks Off a Busy Schedule at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery

A wide variety of classes, exhibits and workshops will take place at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, in the upcoming weeks and months!

“Creative Courage,” an exhibit featuring the work of students from the West Seneca Visual Arts Academy at West Seneca East Senior High School, will be on display from Feb. 3-27. An opening reception, open to the public, is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. Guests are invited to meet the student artists, view their creativity and discuss their artwork with them!

Catholic Men’s Fellowship of WNY Plans Annual Conference

Catholic Men’s Fellowship of WNY Plans Annual Conference

“Live Fully,” the 14th annual Catholic Men’s Fellowship of WNY Conference, will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Road, Tonawanda. 

This is an opportunity for men of the Diocese of Buffalo to gather to be renewed in their faith, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and experience brotherhood and sharing. This year’s conference will feature three guest speakers: John O’Leary, who, at age 9, was burned on 100 percent of his body and now shares the life-giving lessons from his story; Fr. Richard Zajac, chaplain at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo for the past 32 years; and Fred Shafer, who will share his incredible story of being raised by a single mom on public assistance to achieving his life dream. 

American Diabetes Association Launches 2016 Tour de Cure® with "Red Ride 25"

American Diabetes Association Launches 2016 Tour de Cure® with "Red Ride 25"

The American Diabetes Association (ADA), launched the 2016 Tour de Cure® with “Red Ride 25,” a cycling event held at Riverworks during which team captains, Red Riders, corporate supporters and elected officials completed a collective 25 hours of riding to kick off fundraising for the Tour de Cure®’s 25th anniversary.

“We are excited to be joined by our supporters and sponsors to launch Western New York’s 25th Tour de Cure,” said Kelly Arthur, manager of the Tour de Cure®. “For 25 years, Western New Yorkers have rallied behind our cause, raising funds and awareness for a disease that impacts so many. We hope our community will again join the fight against diabetes during this year’s Tour de Cure in June.”

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Garbaz Does Zeppelin: Buffalo Style

Garbaz Does Zeppelin: Buffalo Style

BUFFALO, NY-January 30, 2016- What do you call a thunderous, bluesy brand of folk-music, peppered with international sound, created with the intensity of hard rock and lending itself to psychedelia perception?

I call it Led Zeppelin.

On October 30, 1969, the members of the iconic London-based band, still in its infancy, made their inaugural Buffalo performance at Kleinhan's Music Hall. Lack of confidence in the band's ability to draw a Buffalo audience spurred tour managers to keep ticket costs under five dollars. The managers needn't have worried so much.

By all accounts, Buffalo was treated to an addicting performance that night. With the heavy, guitar-driven music of Jimmy Page permeating the powerful, mind-blowing lyrics of Robert Plant, the sounds of Zeppelin reverberated into the hall. Buffalo became hooked on Led Zeppelin that night. The rest is history.    

Free Health and Safety Evaluation Provides Peace of Mind for Homeowners

Free Health and Safety Evaluation Provides Peace of Mind for Homeowners

Is your house healthy? If you’re not 100 percent sure, there’s a cost-free way to find out.

A New York State program now offers a free home health and safety evaluation — the NYSERDA Free Energy Audit — for homeowners. All homes are eligible for this service every two years, free of charge. 

“A home should be declared safe before starting any major home improvement project such as adding insulation or installing new windows,” said Jim Stroehlein, co-owner of Prime Time Energy Services. “If a home has an existing health or safety concern and you tighten up the building's shell, the existing problem will only be magnified by trapping it inside the home. This could create a hazardous or deadly environment.”

One potential safety concern is exposure to carbon monoxide gas, which can lead to CO poisoning or even death.

‘Micro Brewed Murder’ Author to Visit Dog Ears Bookstore

‘Micro Brewed Murder’ Author to Visit Dog Ears Bookstore

Bill Metzger, author of “Micro Brewed Murder,” will visit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, for a book-signing event and a discussion about his novel. 

Metzger moved into Buffalo’s Old First Ward neighborhood in 2007. Since that time he has worked in the community, building several businesses and serving on the Old First Ward Community Center board of directors.

Metzger’s passion for writing and his love of craft beer induced him to begin a business as a brewing newspaper publisher. He now owns eight beer publications that cover the news in 43 states and three Canadian provinces. In addition, he is a partner in Old First Ward Brewing, created as part of Gene McCarthy’s Brewery & Kitchen.