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Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery to Host Exhibit, Classes

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery to Host Exhibit, Classes

 

“Märchenfiguren: New Works by Mari” is the next month-long exhibit to be featured at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Featuring the work of artist Candice Pack and based on a collection of fairy tales written by Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm in the early 1800s, Märchenfiguren will be on display from Oct. 7 through Nov. 1, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Open to the public, the reception will also feature live music by Dana Eric Misenheimer.

Oil painting classes with artist Lucette Banas will be offered from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on four Thursdays starting Oct. 16. Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of painting in oils. The cost is $120 or $110 for gallery members.

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MQA Students to Host Chicken Dinner

MQA Students to Host Chicken Dinner

 

The eighth grade class at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School will host a Weidner’s Chicken Barbecue from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the school, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace, Cheektowaga.

Dinner will include a half chicken, spud potatoes, coleslaw, roll and beverage. Guests can dine in or order takeout, and dinners are just $10 per person. 

U.S. Military Announces Certain DACA Recipients May Now Serve Under MAVNI

U.S. Military Announces Certain DACA Recipients May Now Serve Under MAVNI

 

The U.S. Department of Defense unveiled a new policy on Sept. 25, 2014, that will give a small number of undocumented immigrants an opportunity to join the military. The new rules will expand an existing program allowing recruiters to target foreign nationals with high demand skills such as foreign language expertise or specialized health care training. The program is known as Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest, or MAVNI. 

Three Free Health-Related Programs Target Caregivers, Wellness and Chronic Disease Management

Three Free Health-Related Programs Target Caregivers, Wellness and Chronic Disease Management

Three, free six-week health-related programs focusing on caregiving, wellness and chronic disease management will be offered by Catholic Charities Older Adult Services starting in October at its 128 Wilson St., Buffalo site.

Caregivers, seniors and other adults who attend the evidence-based programs will discover tools to handle stress, reduce guilt or anger and depression, how to actively manage a chronic condition and live a healthy lifestyle.

“Evidence-based programs are based on research” and “translate tested program models or interventions into practical, effective community programs that can provide proven health benefits to participants,” according to the National Council on Aging.

The three programs, which will include refreshments and giveaways, are:

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Ribbon-cutting Celebrates the Opening of the Mill Road Scenic Overlook in Aurora

Ribbon-cutting Celebrates the Opening of the Mill Road Scenic Overlook in Aurora

 

After a multi-year community effort that raised more than $650,000 to save one of the most iconic and cherished properties along the WNY Southtowns Scenic Byway, the Mill Road Scenic Overlook is now protected and a roadside pull-off is in place to allow for safe access to the property’s extraordinary views. On Tuesday morning, Sept. 30, the project team cut a ribbon to open the overlook to the public and celebrate the hundreds of supporters who led the community effort. 

Canterbury Woods Begins $1.5 Million Renovation Project

Canterbury Woods Begins $1.5 Million Renovation Project

                         Work at Oxford Village unit continues series of investments in recent years

Since opening its doors 15 years ago, Canterbury Woods has set the standard for retirement living and senior care in Western New York by continuously investing in the services and environment the community’s residents enjoy. The region’s premier life care community is continuing to build on that legacy with an extensive renovation project at its five star-rated Oxford Village skilled nursing unit.

Work recently began on the $1.5 million project, which will include a new entryway, additional kitchen, dining and activities space, reconfigured administrative areas, and upgraded carpeting, wall coverings and fixtures. The project is expected to be complete by early 2015.

Learning Choices Network Plans Three-day Alternative Learning Workshop in Buffalo

Learning Choices Network Plans Three-day Alternative Learning Workshop in Buffalo

 

Learning Choices Network (LCN), a community partnership that provides alternative educational opportunities for local youth, will host its second annual Regional Gathering Nov. 8-10 in the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo. The event will offer a wide variety of topics and workshops of interest to families, homeschoolers and educators who value rich learning experiences. Distinguished speakers will include progressive educators from New York, Washington, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Vermont.