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Don’t Hibernate! Celebrate with Explore Buffalo!

Don’t Hibernate! Celebrate with Explore Buffalo!

Join Explore Buffalo inside the spectacular Shea’s Performing Arts Center for the 2016 Explore Buffalo Winter Celebration and celebrate the success of their 2015 programs and a look ahead to 2016! Your support of Explore Buffalo at this fundraising event on Saturday, Jan. 23, will ensure the continuation and expansion of their programs in 2016. Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote on possible new tours for the 2016 tour season!

The event, from 7 to 10 p.m., will feature:
• Backstage tours of Shea’s Performing Arts Center
• Ladies First Jazz Band, from the historic Colored Musicians Club
• Beer & wine: All attendees receive two tickets for beer or wine, with additional drinks available at a cash bar
• Selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres
• Silent auction and raffle of unique Buffalo items and experiences (lunch/dinner with Buffalo movers and shakers!)

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Dog Ears and RealtyUSA Team Up for Successful Puppy Tales Series

Dog Ears and RealtyUSA Team Up for Successful Puppy Tales Series

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café and RealtyUSA recently teamed up to offer another successful Puppy Tales series at the nonprofit bookstore, located at 688 Abbott Road in Buffalo. Open to children ages 2 to 4, Puppy Tales runs on six consecutive Friday mornings, and each session includes stories, a craft and snacks. 

“We would like to thank RealtyUSA and Vice President Matthew Whitehead for truly appreciating the importance of education and sponsoring the recently concluded Puppy Tales series,” said Dog Ears Director Thomas McDonnell. “The kids had a lot of fun, and at the end of the six-week session each child received a book to take home.”

Take the Chill Out of Winter with Spray Foam Insulation 

Take the Chill Out of Winter with Spray Foam Insulation 

It’s that time of year again when we start thinking about our New Year’s resolutions. What if there was one resolution that would benefit you, the stability of your home and the environment all at the same time? Now that sounds like a resolution worth keeping!

If you want to pull off the triple crown of resolutions, you may want to look into the advantages of polyurethane spray foam insulation for your home.

How will spray foam insulation benefit you personally? That’s simple; it will put more money in your wallet! Homeowners who turn to a proven product such as Foamsulate to properly insulate their homes can expect long-term savings of 40 percent or more on their heating and cooling costs. 

Annunciation to Host Mardi Gras Event Featuring the Bar-room Buzzards

Annunciation to Host Mardi Gras Event Featuring the Bar-room Buzzards

The Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host a Mardi Gras Pot Luck Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in Selbert Hall. The event will feature music by Buffalo Music Hall of Fame members the Bar-room Buzzards!

“What could be better, just before Lent begins, than food, music and good company?” asked Deborah Keenan, Pastoral Associate - Ministry. Guests are asked to bring a dish to pass and their own adult beverage of choice.

Tickets for the Mardi Gras event are just $5 and can be purchased in the Annunciation parish office. For more information, please call 683-5254 or visit http://www.annunciation.cc.

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Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Lists Upcoming Beatles Exhibit, Classes

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Lists Upcoming Beatles Exhibit, Classes

From an exhibit inspired by The Beatles to a career development class for artists, Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery in West Seneca has announced an impressive calendar of activities as we enter 2016.

“An Evening with the Beatles,” an exhibit featuring artwork inspired by Beatles songs, opens from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8. Guests can listen to the music of the Beatles while enjoying artwork with a “Fab Four” connection. The exhibit will remain on display throughout the month.

Explore Buffalo to Offer Docent Training Classes

Explore Buffalo to Offer Docent Training Classes

Explore Buffalo, offering tours of Buffalo’s most unique architecture and attractions, will host 2016 docent training classes from Feb. 13 through April 30.

What do Explore Buffalo docents do? Volunteer docents lead all of Explore Buffalo’s walking tours, including regularly scheduled and private group tours for the general public and school tours for thousands of students from elementary to high school. With hundreds of tours given each year, there are many opportunities to participate!

Erie Co. dedicates first of six Purple Heart signs


HAMBURG, N.Y. -- The sacrifices of some service members in Western New York were honored on Wednesday when a Purple Heart sign was dedicated to them in Hamburg.

Erie County legislator Lynne Dixon joined some local veterans to dedicate a Purple Heart sign on McKiinley Parkway.

The sign designates Erie County as a Purple Heart County. This is the first of six Purple Heart signs that will be dedicated across Erie County.

The goal of the signs is to let all who pass along the roadway know that Erie County honors its veterans and especially those injured or killed in combat.

The sign is located near 4097 McKinley Parkway.