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Teams Selected To Compete in 2013 Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

Teams Selected To Compete in 2013 Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

Labatt Blue beer today announced the 96 teams who will take to the ice during the sixth annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Erie Basin Marina. More than 650 players will compete across 12 divisions with seven player rosters.

Selected teams will still have the opportunity to update their rosters by adding or changing players until January 15, 2013. All selected teams will be charged the $250 tournament fee. Teams not selected via lottery system will be automatically entered into a tournament waiting list.

Aurora Town Library Closed Wednesday-Friday for Roof Repairs

Aurora Town Library Closed Wednesday-Friday for Roof Repairs

A Statement Released by the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System

The roof of the Aurora Town Public Library, 550 Main Street in East Aurora, is currently under construction. As a result of the noise level and strong odor of the adhesives being used to apply the roofing materials (coupled with the need to now heat the materials due to the recent colder weather), the Aurora Town Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 14, Thursday, Nov. 15 and Friday, Nov. 16.  The library should be reopened for regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10a.m-3 p.m.

The project will be wrapped up, weather-permitting, in mid-November.  The bulk of the remaining work will be taking place over the children’s area, front entrance and community room.  

Mayor's Advice for Trick-or-Treaters

Mayor's Advice for Trick-or-Treaters

Dear City of Buffalo Residents:                                  October 2012

Halloween is a time for ghouls, goblins, and witches. It is one night of the year where kids can dress in their favorite costume and journey around their neighborhood for candy. Let’s avoid the occurrences of villains in neighborhoods – not the villains in costumes, but the individuals who take advantage of the Halloween celebration to commit mischief and vandalism.

This year, I encourage all Buffalo residents to hang signs at their homes to promote the City of Buffalo’s recommended Halloween Trick-or-Treating cut-off policy. Neighborhoods that have used the following recommended actions have reported a drastic decline in incidents of mischief and vandalism:

Construction Exchange Membership Up 50% Over Five Years

Construction Exchange Membership Up 50% Over Five Years

Association’s commitment to providing programs of value, member benefits, Online Plan Room and more seen as driver for increase

The Construction Exchange of Buffalo & WNY, Inc., a non-profit organization that serves the Western New York commercial construction industry, announced today it has increased its membership by 50 percent over the last five years.

With 50 percent more members and plans to grow even more, it was necessary for, the association to hire additional staff to ensure the member experience does not suffer. To fill this role, the Construction Exchange hired Bill Diehl as Membership Director. Diehl will be responsible for continuing the growth and promoting engagement with current members.

A stable construction market and improvements in the services offered by the association are seen as contributing factors to the membership growth.

Buffalo Zoo Says Bon Voyage to Polar Bear Nanuq

Buffalo Zoo Says Bon Voyage to Polar Bear Nanuq

Buffalo, N.Y. (Oct. 9 2012) – The Buffalo Zoo will host a going away party for polar bear Nanuq this weekend.

The event will take place on Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14 during regular Zoo hours. Activities will include keeper talks, polar bear feedings, polar bear slushies, and a bear-sized “bon voyage” card for children to sign. The first 100 children through the gates each day will receive special polar bear finger puppets. The Bon Voyage activities are free with regular Zoo admission. Anyone who brings in a Goya Foods item to donate to the Food bank of WNY will receive $1 off admission.

The bears are leaving so that the Zoo can prepare for demolition and construction of its new Arctic Edge exhibit.

Artpark: Welcome The Machine

Artpark: Welcome The Machine

It's a shame, really.

We hear the words "tribute act" and we immediately think of out-of-shape men in poorly sequined suits caterwauling something that's supposed to sound like an Elton John song. Or, our minds jump to that local bar band that's nothing more than glorified karaoke, and about as interesting as plain crackers.

This wouldn't be the case if every "tribute act" was like The Machine. For 24 years, frontman Joe Pascarell and his bandmates have tirelessly worked to provide audiences with something significant.

"What I'd like to think happens is that we really try hard to capture what it feels like to listen to Pink Floyd," Pascarell said.

And by that, he means forget you've even heard the words "tribute act."

Interview: Artpark Welcomes the Legendary Voice of Supertramp, Roger Hodgson

Interview: Artpark Welcomes the Legendary Voice of Supertramp, Roger Hodgson

Vocalist brings his "Breakfast in America Tour" to Lewiston

Tuesday's Artpark concert will be wonderful.

A miracle.

Beautiful.

Magical.

And all the fans in their seats, well, they'll be singing so happily, joyfully, playfully, watching Roger Hodgson, the legendary voice of Supertramp.

An acclaimed singer, Hodgson also wrote the tunes that fueled Supertramp's 60 million record sales (including "The Logical Song"). He is bringing his "Breakfast in America Tour" to Lewiston on Aug. 21. Hodgson will headline the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series at Artpark.