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WNY Environmental Summit to Include Speaker From SolarCity

WNY Environmental Summit to Include Speaker From SolarCity

Developments over the past decade in the region’s sustainability efforts will be explored at the 10th annual Western New York Environmental Summit that will take place from 8:30 to noon Sept. 27 in the Daemen College Wick Campus Center.

“A Decade of Progress: Sustainability Comes of Age in WNY” will include a keynote address, “The Was, Is and Will Be of Solar Power,” at 9 a.m. by Ian Diamond, senior manager of commercial project development at SolarCity. The company has announced plans to build an expanded solar panel manufacturing plant in Buffalo that will be one of the biggest in the world and bring more than 1,000 jobs to the area.

“We are delighted to have Ian Diamond as keynote speaker given SolarCity’s planned investment in the RiverBend clean energy hub in South Buffalo,” said Cheryl Bird, executive director of the Daemen Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement (CSCCE).

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Catholic Charities to Host Health and Wellness Fair on Sept. 25

Catholic Charities to Host Health and Wellness Fair on Sept. 25

Individuals, families and those looking to learn more about health-related services and benefits information are invited to attend a Health and Wellness Fair hosted by Catholic Charities on Sept. 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 128 Wilson St., Buffalo. Parking is available in a lot off Fillmore Avenue.

More than 30 vendors will provide displays and offer products for purchase, including the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, Tastefully Simple, Lawley Insurance and D’Avolio Olive Oils, Vinegars and More. Attendees can also have their blood pressure measured, receive a back massage from Chair Massage Pit Stop for $1 per minute or sit-in on a Tai Chi demonstration.

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

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

Andrew Nicklin, director, Open NY, to present with other open data experts on Saturday, September 27th, 9am – 2pm at d!g Buffalo

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 have teamed up to host a civic app symposium entitled, Opportunities in Open Data. The event will be held on September 27th, 9am – 2pm at d!g Buffalo, 640 Ellicott Street. 

Daemen Convocation Welcomes New Students, Opens Academic Year

Daemen Convocation Welcomes New Students, Opens Academic Year

With the fall semester getting underway Sept. 2, Daemen College hosted a variety of campus activities for returning and incoming first-year students, including Fall Convocation to welcome more than 550 new students to the college community and to celebrate the start of the new academic year.

“The most important ability you will acquire in your college years is the ability to think critically and analytically about the world,” Daemen President Gary A. Olson said in his address to students at the all-campus event on Sept. 4. “As college-educated individuals, you will have the ability and the responsibility to always exercise your critical thinking skills.

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Top Halloween Costume Safety Tips for Pets

Top Halloween Costume Safety Tips for Pets

 

(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!)

Are you dressing your pet up for trick or treating? As with our children, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to costume safety. Before you dress up your four-legged friends, PetSmart offers some valuable guidance:

Andre Reed to Visit Bases Loaded for Private Signing Event

Andre Reed to Visit Bases Loaded for Private Signing Event

 

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed will visit Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles in Cheektowaga during the week of Sept. 15 for a private autograph signing session. While the event is not open to the public, fans wanting to have items signed by Reed can drop them off at the store prior to Sept. 15.

Photos of Reed, mini helmets and other memorabilia can also be purchased at Bases Loaded prior to the signing event. Autographed memorabilia will be available for pick up  beginning Sept. 22.

Exhibit, Classes and Contest Planned at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

Exhibit, Classes and Contest Planned at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

 

“Delirium,” with local artist Marleta Stansberry, is the next exhibit that will be featured at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca. After an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, the exhibit will remain on display for one month. The reception is free and open to the public; come and meet the artist! Musician/singer Dana Eric Misenheimer will provide entertainment during the event.

Several art classes are also scheduled at the gallery in the upcoming weeks. Kicking things off will be a watercolor class from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the following Fridays: Sept.19 and 26, and Oct. 10 and 17. The cost is $80.