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Cool Cats Weekend at The Buffalo Zoo

Cool Cats Weekend at The Buffalo Zoo

Celebrate a "purrrfect" weekend, and come to the Buffalo Zoo to see our fine felines in action! Enjoy enrichment for the animals and keeper talks about our servals, lions, tigers and snow leopards. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and is free with Zoo admission. Please call the Events Coordinator at (716) 995-6133 for more information.

Bisons to Host Free Open House at Coca-Cola Field -Saturday, March 5

Bisons to Host Free Open House at Coca-Cola Field -Saturday, March 5

Buffalo, N.Y. - The Buffalo Bisons, Triple-A Affiliate of the New York Mets, will hold their annual Family Day Open House on Saturday, March 5 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Coca-Cola Field.

This event is FREE to the general public. Fans will also be able to purchase a ticket to the Bisons game on Saturday, April 9 or Sunday, April 10 for only a $5 donation to Western New York United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse.

Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. for Bisons Season Ticket Holders. Everyone else is welcome to join the fun starting at 12:00 p.m.

One of the Bisons great off-season traditions, the Family Day Open House has something for fans of all ages, including:

FREE Tyson Hot Dog on Midstate Bakery Roll and Coca-Cola Soft Drink

Free Ice Cream Treat from Upstate Farms

Children’s Entertainment by DJ Trivia

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services, Congressman Higgins Announce $68,150 from NeighborWorks Ame

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services, Congressman Higgins Announce $68,150 from NeighborWorks Ame

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and West Side Neighborhood Services announce help for Western New York, through a $68,150 grant from NeighborWorks® America, at a time when communities are taking early steps back from the housing crisis and jobs need to be created most.   This flexible funding source will help West Side Neighborhood Housing Services in a variety of ways, including providing key service delivery funds for homebuyer education, owner-occupied rehabilitation, foreclosure prevention and community building programs.

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services’ Executive Director, Linda Chiarenza, says these flexible funds are vital as Buffalo communities face increasing needs and decreasing funding.

Catholic Health Free Program for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Catholic Health Free Program for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Catholic Health Home Care is sponsoring a free Community Health Education Program for health professionals, family members, and caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related conditions, entitled, Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer: Gentle and Loving Management of Challenging Behaviors,” on Tuesday, March 8 from 6-7:30 pm at the OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room located at 55 Melroy Avenue in Lackawanna.

Verna Benner Carson, PhD, a nationally recognized author and guest lecturer on behavioral health and Alzheimer’s care, will be the featured speaker. A clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric/mental health nursing and associate professor at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Carson is best known for her work on the unique needs of the Alzheimer’s patient and a program she developed entitled, “Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer.”

ECMC Opens Unique Wound Care Center

ECMC Opens Unique Wound Care Center

Representatives from Erie County Medical Center, dedicated a Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center Thursday that will speed healing for trauma, surgical, diabetes and other slow-healing wounds in a unique facility for Western New York with six surgeons and three podiatrists.

Nearly 24 million people, 8 percent of the American population, have diabetes and 15 percent of those with the disease will develop chronic wounds.

The ECMC Wound Center, which the hospital built in response to closure and consolidation of  facilities at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle and ECMC, is a new, state-of-the-art facility with two hyperbaric chambers. It exists to help wound patients before ulcers and injuries lead to amputations.

Bisons Annual Family Day Open House

Bisons Annual Family Day Open House

BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo Bisons are once again hosting their annual Family Day Open House on Saturday, March 5 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Coca-Cola Field.

Free to the public, this event offers fans of all ages a chance to feed their off-season blues by treating themselves to a free Tyson hot dog, ice cream from Upstate Farms, and a chance to test their skills in the Bisons Batting Cages and Radar Gun, and so much more.

Fans will also be able to purchase a ticket to the Bisons game on Saturday, April 9 or Sunday, April 10 for only a $5 donation to Western New York United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse

Doors open at 11:00 am for Bisons Season Ticket Holders and will open to the general public at 12:00 pm.

For more information, fans are encouraged to visit bisons.com.

Celebrate Carnaval at the Buffalo Zoo!

Celebrate Carnaval at the Buffalo Zoo!

BUFFALO, NY—Join the animal keepers of M&T Bank Rainforest Falls on Saturday, February 26 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for a very special celebration!

Carnaval will showcase the animals of the Venezuelan rainforest, as well as the culture and history of Venezuela. Event activities include animal enrichment and keeper talks, coloring and mask making crafts.

All event activities are free with Zoo admission and take place inside the Zoo’s M&T Bank Rainforest Falls exhibit.