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The IHC Announces It's 2012 Historic Buffalo River Tour Schedule

The IHC Announces It's 2012 Historic Buffalo River Tour Schedule

THE  HISTORIC BUFFALO RIVER TOUR - BRINGING YOU BUFFALO'S WATERFRONT HISTORY FOR 27 YEARS!

   The Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc. is announcing it’s 2012 schedule for The Historic Buffalo River Tour. This unique boat tour has been educating sell out crowds for 27 years now, covering the history, architecture, and technology of the grain elevators, flour mills, and other industries along the Buffalo River, along with a general history of the inner harbor area, current events reflected in the news and more. It also provides a great perspective of the greenspace and natural beauty of the Buffalo River, and potential re-use ideas for the elevators not operational at this time. Photographs, maps and a video of the Grain Scoopers in action are on display to further enhance this unique educational experience suitable for all ages.   

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Grain/Concrete Silos Could Become New Waterfront Attraction

BUFFALO, NY - The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) hopes it has hit upon a unique way to use some landmark structures along the Buffalo River as a tourist attraction, without spending millions of dollars to improve or renovate them.

"We've been talking about the grain elevators for years, and we really haven't had a good comprehensive idea of what we wanted to do," said Thomas P. Dee, President of the agency spearheading the expenditure of hundreds of millions of dollars to create a downtown showplace called Canalside, in announcing the authorization of
a contract worth up to $300,000 to light the structures and use them as part of a multi-media presentation aimed at attracting visitors to Buffalo's waterfront."

Don't Miss the Buffalo Zoo's April Events!

Don't Miss the Buffalo Zoo's April Events!

Join us for these exciting events taking place at the Buffalo Zoo in April!

 

March 31, April 1, 7  Breakfast With the Easter Bunny, Buffalo Zoo

Join us for a delicious brunch catered by CJ’s Catering, face painting, docents on hand with animals and, of course, a visit with the Easter Bunny! Two seatings will be held each day at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., and pre-paid, non-refundable tickets are required due to limited seating. The prices for non-members are $14 for adults and $12 for children. Members will receive a $3 discount per ticket. Children under 24 months will be admitted for free. For more information or to make reservations, please call (716) 995-6133 or visit our website at www.buffalozoo.org.

 

7          Zooper Saturday (Ape-ril Event), Buffalo Zoo

Honk If You Love Spring

Honk If You Love Spring

Awesome photo submitted by 2 On Your Side Facebook fan Kristin Hart, who writes:

Even the Geese are enjoying the Spring like weather!!

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Sisters Hospital Cancer Program Recognized for Providing High-Quality Care

Sisters Hospital Cancer Program Recognized for Providing High-Quality Care

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 1.6 million cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2012. The Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program at Sisters of Charity Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, ensures that patients have access to high quality cancer treatment services right in their own community. Established in 1997, Sisters Hospital’s Cancer Program was recently accredited with commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Only one in four hospitals that treat cancer patients receive this special recognition for providing the highest quality cancer care.  

Sheriff To Address Legislature After Mistakenly Releasing Inmate

BUFFALO, NY - There is more fallout after the Erie County Sheriff's Office mistakenly let a man accused of attempted murder out of jail last week.

While that man is back in custody, the head of the Erie County Legislature believes the sheriff has some explaining to do.

For at least the fourth time in the last four and a half years, the Erie County County Sheriff's Department has mistakenly released a inmate who should have been behind bars. The latest is 32 year old Awet Gebreyesus, who is accused of stabbing his wife three times and trying to kill her inside the entrance the North Buffalo Wegman's in January.

He was set free from the Alden Correctional Facility last Thursday. The next afternoon, authorities learned of the mistake and found him.

Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile Opens in Elmwood Village

Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile Opens in Elmwood Village

By Nina Barone

Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile, a full service, European inspired, neighborhood cheese and specialty food store, recently opened in the Elmwood Village. In 2010, the Elmwood Village Association conducted a consumer needs survey and identified a cheese shop as one of the top five businesses people would like to see open on Elmwood Avenue. Respondents identified the need for five specific niche businesses: cheese store, hardware store, sporting goods store, butcher shop and seafood store.

Located at 423 Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo, Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile’s current hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and closed on Sunday.