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The Rail Barons on Board with Model Trains at the Historical Society

The Rail Barons on Board with Model Trains at the Historical Society

All on board for the holiday running of the Rail Barons display!

The Rail Barons will be in residence at the Historical Society and running the model train set-up every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 28 through Feb. 28, with a special holiday schedule that includes December 26, 28, 29, 30, and January 2.

The Rail Barons display includes HO-gauge model trains running on more than 200 feet of track, as well as a scale Erie Canal lock and 100 miniature buildings portraying Buffalo and Western New York at the turn of the 20th century.

Visitors to the train display will also enjoy access to the museum’s exhibits, including the new “Fact, Fiction & Spectacle: The Trial of Red Jacket,” which features several of the museum’s most remarkable artifacts, while telling an amazing story of one of our region’s well-known figures, the Seneca orator Red Jacket.

Registration for the Buffalo Zoo's Winter Nature Camp 2010 is Still Open!

Registration for the Buffalo Zoo's Winter Nature Camp 2010 is Still Open!

 

Join In The Fun December 27-31!

The Buffalo Zoo’s Winter Nature Camp is designed to enable children, ages 5 through 12 years old, to experience the wonders of winter by attending a variety of workshops that include live animal contact under the supervision of Zoo staff, games, exhibit visits, crafts and more! Morning workshops begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at noon, while afternoon sessions run from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Campers may also be registered for a full day (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).

The registration fee for a morning OR afternoon workshop is $20 per child for Zoo members and $25 for non-members. The fee for a full day (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) is $36 per child for Zoo members and $45 for non-members.  Please note that Winter Nature Camp also includes some outdoor activities, so campers are advised to wear appropriate clothing.

Holiday Event to Benefit AIDS Community Services

Ebenezer: Do You Believe A Man Can Change?, a unique one-man show by Lee John to benefit AIDS Community Services, will be held at 7:30 p.m. December 15 and 16 at the Evergreen Conference Center/BUA, 119 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 499-1755.

Lee John explores Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in a unique, fun and intensely emotional way. It is a “behind the scenes” look at Ebenezer’s fateful night. In Lee’s version, Jacob Marley is not repentant, yet has one word that can save us all. The three ghosts are “off-duty union workers” that spout wisecracks and wisdom to the audience.  They discuss silk sheets, TJ Maxx, movies, obesity, husky jeans, union rules and yes, Ebenezer. 

HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest Coming to Downtown Buffalo

HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest Coming to Downtown Buffalo

The world is coming to Buffalo ... and we’re throwing a party!

HockeyTowne USA Fan Fest, four days of fun for kids, moms, dads and hockey enthusiasts, is coming to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in downtown Buffalo December 26-29. Admission is just $5 per person, and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult admission.

A private VIP party featuring The Boys of Summer will be held on Sunday, December 26. HockeyTowne USA Fan Fest will then open to the public from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, December 27 and Tuesday, December 28, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 29.

There's something for everyone!

National Grid Offers Energy, Money-Saving Tips for Safe, Bright Holiday

National Grid Offers Energy, Money-Saving Tips for Safe, Bright Holiday

National Grid customers don’t have to be Scrooges to save money on lighting and festivities this holiday season.  By following some simple energy efficiency and safety tips, customers can benefit from a more environmentally friendly, safe and cost-effective season.

 

Save Big on Lighting

Over the past few years, new lighting alternatives have become available that may cost more initially, but cost much less to maintain and operate.  Energy-efficient miniature or light-emitting diode (LED) lights use considerably less energy than traditional lighting technology. The list below provides customers with the potential costs associated with each type of lighting.

Family Fun!

Family Fun!

HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest Coming Soon!!!

 

Hockey AND Family Fun! Does it get any better than that??? You don’t have to wait much longer! Join us for the HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest, a once-in-a-lifetime family fun event!

 

WHEN:    Mon. 12/27 10am–9pm, Tues. 12/28 10am–9pm, Wed. 12/29 10am-5pm 

WHERE:  Buffalo Niagara Convention Center 

COST:               Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are free, with each paid adult admission.

 

Maria M. Love and The Fitch Crèche of Buffalo

Maria M. Love and The Fitch Crèche of Buffalo
  •   The Fitch Crèche, nationally recognized as the first day care center for the children of working women in the United States, one which would serve as a model to be emulated by other American cities.  It was the first to implement a Froebel kindergarten in the U.S.  
  •   Maria M. Love was a prominent Buffalonian and social services pioneer.  In 1881, she established the Fitch Crèche, at 159 Swan Street in Buffalo, near the corner of Michigan Avenue. Ms. Love founded the Fitch Crèche, after a trip to France where she became aware of the plight of children of working mothers.  The building was a dry goods store that was owned by Benjamin Fitch, a native Buffalonian who donated this building for use by the Crèche which formally opened January 6, 1881. By 1881, Mr.