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Returning to Neighborhood Schools

Common Council of the City of Buffalo

Returning to Neighborhood Schools

By: James N. Jackson

Despite some of the highest spending per pupil in the region, the City of Buffalo’s schools suffer from low achievement and are consistently among the lowest producing schools in New York State. The overall graduation rate in the City is around 60 percent, and amongst boys, only 25-33 percent of black males and only 55 percent of white males finish school.  Students who drop out of school are more likely than their peers who graduate to be unemployed, live in poverty, receive public assistance, be incarcerated in prison, have health problems, divorce, and be single parents with children who drop out of high school themselves.

5th Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair to Take Over Niagara Square

5th Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair to Take Over Niagara Square

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open Saturday, May 7

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open Saturday, May 7

?Several new vendors, talented local entertainers and an Electronic Benefit Transfer system will greet visitors to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market during the 2011 season. Already one of Western New York’s favorite annual traditions, the market opens for business on Saturday, May 7. Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. 

The market features more than 30 vendors — including several with new product offerings — selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, organics, fresh meat, cut flowers, wine, eggs, dairy, honey, cheese and much more in an open-air setting.

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus Community Concert Series: Made in America

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus Community Concert Series: Made in America

More people in America participate in choruses than in any other performing art! The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra celebrate America's extraordinary choral heritage highlighting the artistic genius of distinguished American composers Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland and Charles Ives.

Location: Kleinhans Music Hall
Address: 3 Symphony Circle · Buffalo, NY 14201
Phone: (716) 833-6642
Website: http://www.bpchorus.org
Hours: 2:30 p.m.
Price: $30, $40 and $50
Ticket Info: Call or visit the website.
Wheelchair Access: Full

 

 

Catholic Health Sponsors "Boot Camp for Successful Aging"

Catholic Health Sponsors "Boot Camp for Successful Aging"

Catholic Health LIFE - Living Independently for Elders, presents a free, two-part community program entitled, “Boot Camp for Successful Aging," on April 9 and 16 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room, 55 Melroy Avenue, Lackawanna.

Guest speakers include eldercare specialist Beverly A. Kubala, RN, CCM, president of Geriatric Care Managers of WNY, and Laurie Menzies, ESQ, an attorney specializing in estate planning and elder law. The two sessions will cover a variety of topics including long term care options and financial planning to help participants develop a successful plan for aging.

Seven Years on Mars: A Talk by a Member of Mars Rover Imaging Team

Seven Years on Mars: A Talk by a Member of Mars Rover Imaging Team

The Spirit and Opportunity rovers have reshaped our vision of Mars with their stunning images and fascinating discoveries. Amazingly, the rovers, which were designed to operate for three months, have now been exploring the surface of the Red Planet for over seven years.

Join NASA Mars Exploration Rover team member Melissa Rice for a behind-the-scenes look at the images, science and human creativity that have made the mission such a success. Using remarkable photos taken by the "Pancam" instrument, she'll share the inside story of the mission - from the launches right up to the latest pictures returned from the Martian surface.

Parent Network of WNY Presents: You Are Your Child’s Best Advocate Program

Parent Network of WNY Presents: You Are Your Child’s Best Advocate Program

 

Date: March 30, 2011

You are Your Child's Best Advocate: Speaking Up
for Yourself and Others
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Parent Network of WNY              
               1000 Main Street
               Buffalo, NY 14202
This workshop will give you the skills needed to
speak up for yourself and your child with a
disability in school and the community. You will
learn the meaning of advocacy, how to improve
your advocacy skills and make a difference.