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Pioneering ARTY STEM workshop concludes with robot parade

Pioneering ARTY STEM workshop concludes with robot parade

Pioneering ARTY workshop concludes with robot parade - Summer program attracts underrepresented groups to STEM fields through a partnership between University at Buffalo, Canisius College and AT&T

An innovative week-long robotics workshop for middle school students ages 9-12 culminated with a robot parade on Friday, July 17, at in the Canisius College Science Hall.  The 2015 Art, Robotics and Technology for Youth (ARTY) Summer Workshop is a collaboration among the University at Buffalo’s Techne Institute, Canisius College and AT&T.

New York State Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy addressed the students as part of the workshop’s finale and presented each of the participants with congratulatory certificates.

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This August, Explore Buffalo by Foot, Bus, Bike or Water

This August, Explore Buffalo by Foot, Bus, Bike or Water

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an exciting lineup of August tours and events. 

Walking Tours

Masters of American Architecture

The future of the Statler


BUFFALO, NY - Entertainer Vanessa Williams was recently in Buffalo to exchange wedding vows with her fiance, Buffalo native Jim Skrip.

Their reception was held at the old Statler Hotel, now called Statler City, on Delaware Avenue.

The first few floors have been totally remodeled. But the outside of the building still needs millions of dollars in repairs, and some have started to question the Statler's curb appeal.

Anyone can walk into the Statler and see that the foyer and ballrooms have been impeccably restored. According to owner Mark Croce, his banquet business is doing well. Croce bought the mothballed building at auction in 2011 for just over $700,000.

The interior is one thing but what most people see is the scaffolding outside that has become an eyesore for those traveling down Delaware Avenue.

Mother & son write books on life after City Grill murders


BUFFALO, NY - It was a massacre in Buffalo in 2010. Four killed and four wounded in a shooting spree outside the former City Grill restaurant in downtown Buffalo.

One of the victims killed was Danyell Mackin, Sr. His widow, Tanisha, has been outspoken about her grief and moving forward to raise their two children Danyell who is 11 and Destinee now 5 years old.

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Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author Vincent Scarsella

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author Vincent Scarsella

 

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, will host author Vincent Scarsella for a book-signing event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Scarsella has published three novels since May 2013, including crime novels "The Anonymous Man" and "Lawyers Gone Bad," by Aignos Publishing, and the young adult fantasy, "Escape From The Psi Academy," Book 1 of the Psi Wars! Series by IFWG Publishing.

Buffalo Police Bike Auction this Saturday


BUFFALO, NY - Anyone looking to buy a bicycle has a great chance this weekend.

The Buffalo Police Department announced that its annual bike auction is scheduled for Saturday morning. More than 200 bikes in a variety of sizes will be up for sale.

The cash-only auction will be held at police headquarters on Franklin Street at 9 a.m.

Water woes at Gallagher Beach


Gallagher Beach has a serious bacteria problem.

The bacteria counts at the unofficial beach on Buffalo's Outer Harbor – which local, state and federal officials want to open for public swimming – exceeded safe levels more than two-thirds of the time in tests conducted last summer.

The test results are included in a 181-page study Investigative Post recently obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request. The state has not officially released the report to the public.

"The results are that this is not a safe place to swim," said John Finster, a retired public health engineer who used to manage Erie County's beach testing program.