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Board Recommends 3 WNY Properties for State and National Registers of Historic Places

The New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended that 24 properties statewide be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places, including the nationally significant Haviland Middle School in Hyde Park and the birthplace of an important American statesman, William H. Seward.

Three of the sites are in Buffalo:

- The Calumet, on Chippewa Street

- The Zink Block, Massachusetts Avenue on the city's West Side

- Kensington Gardens Apartment Complex, on the Cheektowaga-Buffalo border

"So many of the unique buildings and landscapes that have stood the test of time help us to appreciate New York State's incredible history," said Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash. "Listing these landmarks on the State and National Registers of Historic Places will give them the recognition and support they deserve."

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International Horse Show Stops in Western New York

BUFFALO, NY-- The Buffalo International Horse Show is hosting its 64th annual competition at the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center. The show starts September 15th, and runs through the 19th.

The five day schedule features highlights for everyone to enjoy, including $15,000 worth of hunter and jumper classics for children and adults.

Exciting classes include a USHJA 3' Hunter Classic, Groom's Class and the Silver Stirrup Classic. This year the show will also offer a $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on Sunday.

An outlined schedule is as follows:

Hispanic Heritage Month Kicks Off at the Central Library

The official launch of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations will take place this year at the Buffalo & Erie County Library in downtown Buffalo on September 15, 2010. The ceremony will begin at 12pm in the library lobby and will host several community figures, guitar playing, salsa dancing performances and presentations from students of the Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy.

Several Hispanic Community Organizations will also offer displays, posters, and craft items from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 15th as part of the celebration. Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture.

Celebrate Starlight! Starlight Studio 5th Anniversary

On October 1, 2010 from 7-10pm, Western New York will celebrate the 5 year anniversary of Starlight Studios in conjunction with The Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York"Celebrate Starlight", is a gathering of community, artists, business, educators, art aficionados, teaching artists, organizations, musicians and students of the gallery to celebrate the work both organizations continue to provide to all genres of art.   

This event is FREE and open to the public.  All are invited and welcomed.

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BPO Marks 75th Anniversary with Free Concert

Buffalo, NY- The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra invites the public to join us for a FREE Season Sampler concert on Thursday, September 23, 2010 from 7-8pm at Kleinhans Music Hall to kick off our 75th Anniversary Season.

Annual Feast of Our Lady of Loreto to be Celebrated

BUFFALO, NY-The Annual Feast of Our Lady of Loreto, patroness of the town of Vallelunga Pratameno, Italy will again be celebrated Sunday, September 26th at St. Anthony's Church, 160 Court St. in downtown Buffalo (behind City Hall).

Following the 11:15 bilingual Mass, all family members and friends are invited to a free reception and reunion for the "Vallelunghesi" or descendants of Vallelunga.

Hundreds of immigrants from the central Sicilian town settled in Buffalo in the early 20th century and soon organized themselves as the Society of Our Lady of Loreto, celebrating the feast since 1905.

For more information call the church at (716) 854-2563.



Free Interactive Learning Experience for Children With Disabilities and Their Families!

'Transitions What’s Next?’ event, sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of America, the Early Childhood Direction Center, the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, and the Parent Network of Western New York, will be held for individuals with disabilities and their families Saturday, September 25 from 8:30 am- 2:30 pm at Erie Community College North- Spring Student Center located at 6205 Main Street, Williamsville 14221.

This free event will help these individuals and their families learn about the various transitions of life from:

  • Birth to Preschool
  • Preschool to School age
  • Middle School to High School
  • High School to Adult

Tim Sember, Executive Vice President of Smart, LLC and Smart Tuition will be keynote speaker at the event and families will also get a chance to meet Adam Page, Gold Medalist from Team U.S.A.’s Paralympics’ Sled Hockey Team. Lunch will also be included at this event.