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STORM Benefit Brings JabbaWockeeZ Crew Member to Buffalo

STORM Benefit Brings JabbaWockeeZ Crew Member to Buffalo

We are delighted to announce that Eddie “Styles” Gutierrez, member of the JabbaWockeeZ crew, will be joining us for “Dancing from the Heart”, STORM’s 2011 fundraiser to benefit the Variety Kids Telethon.  Dancing from the Heart will be held on February 12 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church Street, Buffalo and comprises dance workshops in the afternoon followed by a Venetian-themed masked ball.

Eddie has been teaching breaking for over nine years.  He spent time training the “b-boys” of Culture Shock San Diego, an organization recognized worldwide within the dance community, and has traveled to various countries sharing his insight.  The JabbaWockeeZ rose to fame as the first winners of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew”.  Eddie will teach a Master Class, open to all, on February 12 and will also be performing in the evening’s Professional Dance Show.

First Annual Winter Carnival at the Historical Society: Indoor and Outdoor Activities for ALL AGES!

First Annual Winter Carnival at the Historical Society: Indoor and Outdoor Activities for ALL AGES!

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society's all-age, indoor/outdoor Winter Carnival will take place Sunday, January 23, 2011, from 1 to 4 p.m. This event is made possible with generous support from the Northwest Buffalo Community Center.

Special guest Sabretooth, the Buffalo Sabres' beloved mascot, will be here to greet visitors and pose for photos.

Outdoor activities include snowshoeing with Tifft Nature Preserve instructors, Iroquois Snowsnake game demonstrations, sledding, and snowman building.

Indoor activities will include face painting, arts & crafts, mini-museum tours and artifact scavenger hunts. In addition, everyone can enjoy live music from Vitamin D, a young local band that plays family-friendly reggae, funk and soul music. Indulge in delicious, locally made baked goods from Chrusciki Bakery, and free hot chocolate! Also the Museum’s model trains will be running all afternoon.

Matt Urban Hope Center Clothing Closet Ribbon Cutting!

Matt Urban Hope Center Clothing Closet Ribbon Cutting!

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Today, Friday, January 14, 2011 at 4:30pm, we will be unveiling the East Hill Professional Clothing Closet. This free Clothing Closet will provide free clothing for individuals seeking employment.

Funding was provided by the East Hill Foundation. The Niagara Frontier Boy Scouts provided the labor to create the Clothing Closet.

Please join us at 4:30pm at the Matt Urban Hope Center/ Polonia Hall at 385 Paderewski Drive to celebrate.

LAM Foundation to Present an ‘Evening of Hope’

LAM Foundation to Present an ‘Evening of Hope’

The Western New York Friends of the LAM Foundation is holding its sixth annual “Evening of Hope” event on Saturday, February 5, at Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. The purpose of the event is to raise funds to find a cure for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a progressive lung disease that primarily strikes women in the prime of their lives. 

Gilda’s Club WNY Hosts Cancer Seminar

Gilda’s Club WNY Hosts Cancer Seminar

BUFFALO, NY – Anyone living with cancer or who has been affected by cancer is invited to attend a free workshop on Thursday, January 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Gilda’s Club Western New York Office located on 1140 Delaware Avenue.

‘Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Coping with the Cost of Care’ is designed to provide a practical guide to navigating the numerous and complex challenges of managing the cost of cancer care.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so registration is required. 

Call 332-5900 to register in advance.

"They Kept Their Word": An Exhibit on Historical African American Women's Literary Societies

"They Kept Their Word": An Exhibit on Historical African American Women's Literary Societies

The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society presents an exhibit delving into the rich and influential history of African American Women’s Literary Societies in the Buffalo region. “They Kept Their Word: African American Women's Literary Societies and Their Legacy” opens with a reception on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at 2 p.m.

This opening reception coincides with a Martin Luther King program at the Historical Society, sponsored by the Afro American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier, which will take place at 3 p.m. on the same day. ("African Americans, the Civil War & Martin Luther King's Legacy" is the theme of the MLK program; speaker Harry Matthews Bradshaw will offer a talk on the subject.)

New On-Ice Event at Pond Hockey Challenges Fans to Take Their Best Shot

New On-Ice Event at Pond Hockey Challenges Fans to Take Their Best Shot

BUFFALO, NY – Western New York Ford Dealers and Labatt Blue are encouraging hockey fans to take their best shot, to win a 2011 Ford Explorer that is.

Announced Thursday as a new event during the 4th annual Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament, the 2011 Ford Explorer Hockey Shootout offers Western New Yorkers the opportunity to win the all-new redesigned SUV.

“The Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament is all about providing an authentic, real hockey experience for players and fans and celebrating their love of Labatt Blue beer,” said Brett Carlsen, associate brand manager, Labatt Blue. “We’re excited to team up with the WNY Ford Dealers on the 2011 Ford Explorer Shootout to bring extra excitement to our tournament fans this year.