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Ribbon-cutting Celebrates the Opening of the Mill Road Scenic Overlook in Aurora

Ribbon-cutting Celebrates the Opening of the Mill Road Scenic Overlook in Aurora

 

After a multi-year community effort that raised more than $650,000 to save one of the most iconic and cherished properties along the WNY Southtowns Scenic Byway, the Mill Road Scenic Overlook is now protected and a roadside pull-off is in place to allow for safe access to the property’s extraordinary views. On Tuesday morning, Sept. 30, the project team cut a ribbon to open the overlook to the public and celebrate the hundreds of supporters who led the community effort. 

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Learning Choices Network Plans Three-day Alternative Learning Workshop in Buffalo

Learning Choices Network Plans Three-day Alternative Learning Workshop in Buffalo

 

Learning Choices Network (LCN), a community partnership that provides alternative educational opportunities for local youth, will host its second annual Regional Gathering Nov. 8-10 in the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo. The event will offer a wide variety of topics and workshops of interest to families, homeschoolers and educators who value rich learning experiences. Distinguished speakers will include progressive educators from New York, Washington, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Vermont.

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue, Basket Auction on November 15

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue, Basket Auction on November 15

 

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold a chicken barbecue and Chinese auction from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in the East Aurora Moose Lodge, 905 Main St. 

Dinners are take-out only and will include a half chicken from BW’s Barbecue plus a cream corn bake, mashed potatoes with gravy, homemade noodle salad, roll and dessert. The cost for the chicken dinner is just $9.50 per person.

Make the Big Move Less Stressful for the Four-legged Members of the Family

Make the Big Move Less Stressful for the Four-legged Members of the Family

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

When moving to a new home, you make a checklist of the utility companies you need to contact for stopping and starting services. You also schedule all the volunteer or professional movers to pack, transport and unpack your belongings, and you let all your friends and family members know your new address. Additionally, you need to remember to make plans for your special family members, too — your pets.

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AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way, d!g Buffalo, and Buffalo Open Data Host Civic App Symposium

AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way, d!g Buffalo, and Buffalo Open Data Host Civic App Symposium

Mobile and web apps are changing the world and local communities, and Western New York is no exception.  To further grow the technology and start up communities in Western New York as well as promote social entrepreneurship, AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, d!g Buffalo, and Buffalo Open Data teamed up to host a civic app symposium entitled, Opportunities in Open Data at d!g Buffalo on Saturday, September 27th. More than 75 local entrepreneurs, technologist, app developers and software engineers atteneded the symposium to learn more about local community issues and avaialble data that could be used to help develop civic apps to address these issues for the AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge.  

Rogers Hometown Hockey Event to Skate into Nearby London

Rogers Hometown Hockey Event to Skate into Nearby London

 

Local hockey fans are invited to visit nearby London, Ontario, Oct. 11-12 to experience the ultimate hockey festival as the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge makes its first stop of the season! Hockey greats Eric Lindros and Darryl Sittler are scheduled to make appearances alongside host Ron MacLean.

The two-day hockey celebration gets under way at noon Oct. 11 from Budweiser Gardens and Covent Market Plaza (99 Dundas St.), and concludes Sunday night following an outdoor viewing party of the first Rogers Hometown Hockey broadcast. The game features the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers, with the pre-game show hosted live onsite by MacLean from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio at 6:30 p.m.

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

 

Our members are the heart and soul of the Western New York Land Conservancy (www.wnylc.org). Their dedication to protecting our region's most important streams, forests, meadows, and farms has made our many achievements possible. With their support, we have protected more than 6,000 acres of spectacular land since 1991. Yet there is much more work to be done to save the region's transformative places. By becoming a new member now, you will help ensure our success.