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Daemen Unveils New Academic and Wellness Center

Daemen Unveils New Academic and Wellness Center

An important milestone in the growth of Daemen College was marked Sept. 17 with the official opening of its new Academic and Wellness Center, a $5.6 million refurbishment project that provides state-of-the-art learning facilities for health-related academic programs and fitness and recreational space for the college community.

The opening event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the completely refurbished building at 4433 Main St., located across the street from Daemen’s main campus.

“This is an exciting time at Daemen as we augment our exceptional facilities with the completion of this ambitious renovation project, which is a major step in expanding the college’s campus footprint,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are excited to open the doors to this new building and to provide our students a world-class facility that exemplifies excellence on our campus.”

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Explore Buffalo Plans Annual Architectural Pursuit Event

Explore Buffalo Plans Annual Architectural Pursuit Event

 

Explore Buffalo’s second annual Architectural Pursuit event is here! Explore Buffalo, in partnership with Step Out Buffalo, is putting out a call to all pirates and fellow treasure seekers. On Saturday, Oct. 10 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., team up with a crew of family, friends and other assorted scurvy scallywags for a three-hour scavenger hunt while exploring famous and lesser-known architectural gems around downtown Buffalo and Canalside.

Look high, low, straight ahead and right under your nose to find unique architectural details and historic trivia. The highest scored crew wins, but all participants get to enjoy the post-hunt party at The Archer, 268 Main St., Buffalo.

Western New York Land Conservancy to Host Inaugural Gala

Western New York Land Conservancy to Host Inaugural Gala

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy is hosting its first annual gala from 6 to 9 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Saturn Club. The Saturn Club was founded in 1885 and is housed in an elegant mansion in Buffalo on Delaware Avenue. There will be live gypsy jazz music by The Hot Club of Buffalo and the event will include an open bar with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a full dinner and dessert. 

Hamburg may get chance to reverse 'downsizing'


HAMBURG, N.Y. - Six years ago, voters in the Town of Hamburg overwhelmingly voted to eliminate two positions on their town board, part of a "downsizing" effort that also spread through a half-dozen Erie County towns during the same time period.

But this November, it appears voters will get a chance to reverse that big decision.

On Friday, the Town Board expects to pass a resolution at a special meeting to add a referendum to the ballot to increase the size of its board from three members back to its original five, which would effectively overturn "downsizing" by restoring the previous structure. A resident's petition already garnered enough signatures to force a board vote, which would then lead to a public vote in November.

"The voters are ready to bring us back to five," Town Supervisor Steven Walters said, "and bring the efficiencies and functionalities of this government back."

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Dog Ears Bookstore, Erie County Youth Bureau Team Up for Successful Camps

Dog Ears Bookstore, Erie County Youth Bureau Team Up for Successful Camps

 

Dog Ears Bookstore recently finished three weeks of reading and writing summer camps sponsored by the Erie County Youth Bureau. The camps were run by New York State-certified teachers and featured reading and writing activities, games and much more, all of which aligned with Common Core and New York State Standards in education. 

Each morning the children gathered at the bookstore to discuss the day’s activity which was followed by a related writing piece. At the end of the week, each participant had five publishable pieces of work in their portfolio. This is the first year Erie County has sponsored the camps that keep children engaged in learning throughout the summer months, ensuring a smooth transition to the next school year. 

Church of the Annunciation to host Southtowns Quilt Expo

Church of the Annunciation to host Southtowns Quilt Expo

 

The Southtowns Piecemakers Quilting Guild will present it’s 14th quilt show, “The Southtowns Quilt Expo,” on Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3 in the Church of the Annunciation’s school building, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights of the show will include more than 160 quilts for viewing, an exhibit of antique quilts from the Buffalo History Museum, vendors, a boutique, basket raffles and a beautiful quilt raffle. Tickets for the quilt, created by the members of the guild, will be sold at the the show. Proceeds from the event will benefit Western New York Heroes.

The Timing is Right to Invest in Real Estate Through a Custodial IRA

The Timing is Right to Invest in Real Estate Through a Custodial IRA

 

The recent stock market “correction” had a lot of people checking their 401K statements and rethinking their short- and long-term investment plans. Yet one unique investment strategy — investing in real estate through a self-directed custodial IRA — continues to provide an outstanding return and, perhaps more importantly, peace of mind for cautious investors.

“Finding sound investment properties in the Western New York marketplace is quite possible with the correct planning and execution,” said Michael Olear, licensed broker with The Olear Team/MJ Peterson Real Estate. “There are many great opportunities right now for smart investors to purchase real estate, build a stable retirement portfolio and amass wealth.