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Fall is in the Air at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Apples, pumpkins ... fall is definitely in the air at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market! And, come out this Saturday, October 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for wine-tasting courtesy of Niagara Landing Wine Cellar. Buffalo Carshare will be there too to explain their unique service.

Please note that guests are subject to change. For a complete list of events and vendors, visit www.elmwoodmarket.org. Frequent updates are also available by becoming a fan of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market page on Facebook.

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market ... always fresh, always seasonal, always local!

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York: Wellness Wednesdays Kick-Off October 6, 2010

-- Wellness Wednesdays, which take place the first Wednesday of each month, are part of BlueCross BlueShield’s Helping our Heroes initiative aimed at bring together resources and services to care for the physical, emotional and mental well-being of more than 70,000 veterans living in the WNY region, and their families --

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BlueCross BlueShield’s first Wellness Wednesday program will take place October 6, 2010 at the Cazenovia Resource Center in South Buffalo.  The event will feature community organizations that offer physical, mental, financial and emotional assistance to all veterans and their families across Western New York.

Buffalo Zoo's Curator of Education to Observe Polar Bears in the Wild as Part of PBI Leadership Camp

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Tiffany Vanderwerf, the Buffalo Zoo’s Curator of Education, will travel to the tundra near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, from October 3-9 for a Communicators Leadership Camp sponsored by Polar Bears International (PBI), a conservation group. The Buffalo Zoo, which is part of PBI’s network of Arctic Ambassador Center Zoos, selected Vanderwerf based on her past outreach and community involvement. She will join 18 other educators and public relations professionals from the U.S. and Canada.

Cooking Demo Planned at Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

We may be entering October, but there’s no end to the fun and excitement of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. Coming to the Market on Saturday, October 2: Wine-tasting courtesy of Liberty Vineyards & Winery, and special cooking demonstration by Ron Glatzhofer of Saltamontes Salsa! Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Congressman Higgins & Legislator Kennedy Announce Additional HEAP Funding

Feds Release $12 Million to Help NY Seniors, Residents Afford Heating Bills

 

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Erie County Legislator Tim Kennedy announced New York will receive $12,793,718 in emergency energy assistance funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) funding to NYS is formula based and will be distributed to eligible county applicants on a first come first serve basis. 

This funding is directed to low-income families and seniors to help them heat their homes.  During the 2009-2010 HEAP season, the program provided 203,237 benefits totaling $51.9 million in assistance to residents in Erie County. 

“With the end of summer here and the colder months approaching, this is timely good news for local seniors living on a tight, fixed income,” Congressman Higgins said. 

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists 9/25/10 Attractions

Coming to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on Saturday, September 25: Wine-tasting courtesy of Arrowhead Spring Vineyards, and a visit from our friends at the Massachusetts Avenue Project, a group dedicated to building the local community through food, urban farming and entrepreneurship.

And, don’t forget to pick up some fresh and delicious apple cider, and maybe even some tasty apple cider bread!

Holy Angels Academy Invites Girls and Their Families to Fall Open House

Holy Angels Academy will host fall Open Houses on Saturday, October 2 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and Monday, October 4 from 5 - 7 p.m.  We invite girls in grades 5th - 8th and their families to tour our campus and meet teachers and students while learning more about our academic and extra-curricular opportunities.  

Holy Angels also invites 8th graders to participate in the "Anglel for a Day" program.  This allows girls to see firsthand what a typical day is like here.  Girls are matched with a current student and accompany her for the day, sitting in on classes and meeting her friends. 

Holy Angels Academy is an all-girls, Catohlic, college preparatory school located in North Buffalo's historic Central Park neighborhood.  Founded in 1861, by St.