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BNHV to Host New Book Club, Plans Stained Glass Event

BNHV to Host New Book Club, Plans Stained Glass Event

 

Events focused on 19th century books and stained glass will take center stage during two January gatherings at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge produces community focused mobile apps

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge produces community focused mobile apps

Western New Yorkers will be able to turn to their smartphones for information on child care, Thruway conditions, rental properties, landlords and other topics, thanks to creativity and innovation that emerged from the 2014 AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge.

The winners of the two-month “virtual hackathon” were announced Dec. 4 by AT&T, along with community partners including the University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs Technology Incubator, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, d!g Buffalo and Hack Upstate.

The contest challenged local developers, entrepreneurs, designers and technologists to leverage open data to build smartphone apps that serve community needs. The competition aimed to connect and engage citizens with government and demonstrate how mobile technologies can lead to the next generation of tech jobs and investment.  

From Fossils to Handmade Jewelry, Many Discoveries Await at Past & Present Store and Museum

From Fossils to Handmade Jewelry, Many Discoveries Await at Past & Present Store and Museum

 

Every town and village throughout Western New York seems to have a business or attraction that many consider to be a “hidden gem.” In the Village of Blasdell, that unique place just waiting to be discovered by a new generation of visitors is Past & Present Store and Museum.

Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition to Open at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition to Open at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

An exciting new exhibit — Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition — is scheduled to open on April 24, 2015, at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in Amherst.

Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition will explore how the 18th Amendment sought to bring on an age of temperance and virtue but instead resulted in an increase of excess, indulgence and vice as Americans began to test the limits of one of the most unpopular pieces of legislature in American history.

Annual Roycroft Winter Festival to Ring in the Holiday Season

Annual Roycroft Winter Festival to Ring in the Holiday Season

 

A favorite Western New York holiday tradition, the annual Roycroft Winter Festival is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 at the East Aurora Middle School, located at 430 Main St. across from the historic Roycroft Campus.

Featuring 35 juried artisans offering a wide variety of beautiful hand-crafted items, this year’s event will be dedicated to the memory of Edythe “Kitty” Turgeon, one of the four founding members of the Roycrofters-at-Large Association, who passed away on Nov. 3.

Holiday Events are the Focus at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

Holiday Events are the Focus at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

 

Several holiday-themed classes and events are planned in the upcoming weeks at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca.

A Colored Pencil Class with artist Cindi O’Mara will offer students an opportunity to  create holiday designs they can then use to design their own holiday cards! Classes will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 4 and 11, and the cost is $40. A supply list for the class can be found on the gallery’s website.

AT&T Contributes $15,000 to the African American Cultural Center's Educational Directives Program

AT&T Contributes $15,000 to the African American Cultural Center's Educational Directives Program

AT&T recently presented a $15,000 contribution to the African American Cultural Center during a reception hosted by the organization.  AT&T’s contribution will support the African American Cultural Center’s Educational Directives After-School Program that provides homework assistance, tutoring, cultural and other education programs for local students. The African American Cultural Center has received numerous contributions from AT&T since the fall of 2012 totaling $45,000 in support of the inspirational work the African American Cultural Center does in the Buffalo community.