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Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Summer Reading & Writing Camp for Kids

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Summer Reading & Writing Camp for Kids

 

As a part of their ongoing program to encourage literacy among all ages, Dog Ears Bookstore & The Enlightenment Literary Arts Center will again offer free sessions of their Summer Reading & Writing Camp for children in the Buffalo area.

Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature reading and writing activities, games and more, all of which align with Common Core and New York State Standards in education. Each session is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

The first session, sponsored by South District Councilman Chris Scanlon, will take place on the following dates:

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Catholic Charities Receives $100,000 Grant from John R. Oishei Foundation for Healthcare Project

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has received a two-year, $200,000 grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation to assist its Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program (IRAP) in establishing a multidisciplinary health care clinic to serve new arrivals at its campus on Buffalo’s West Side.
        
Funding for the clinic will help support the renovation and repurposing of the former Nativity Roman Catholic Church on Herkimer Street to serve as a “one-stop” service center. Health care partner Mobile Primary will provide refugee health assessments and primary care. Baker Victory Services will provide dental health assessment and services. D’Youville College faculty and allied health students will assist in provision of clinic services. Plans also include the location of a Women, Infants and Children (WIC) site in the facility.
        

Drum Corps Champion Blue Devils to Visit Western New York on July 7

Drum Corps Champion Blue Devils to Visit Western New York on July 7

 

The reigning Drum Corps International world champion Blue Devils from Concord, Calif., will visit Western New York on Tuesday, July 7, as a prelude to the annual Drums Along the Waterfront “Tour of Champions” event taking place on Sunday, Aug. 2, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.

The Blue Devils will visit Riverside Institute of Technology, 51 Ontario St., Buffalo, from approximately 1 to 10 p.m. for a special rehearsal that will be free and open to the public.

New book profiles nearly fifty Roycroft Master Artisans

New book profiles nearly fifty Roycroft Master Artisans

 

“Head, Heart & Hands: Continuing the Handcrafted Tradition of the Original Roycroft Artisans” by West Seneca author Joe Kirchmyer, will be available for sale for the first time during the annual Roycroft Summer Festival. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27-28 on the grounds of Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora.

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East Hill Foundation Contributes $65,000 Toward the Protection of the Stella Niagara Preserve

East Hill Foundation Contributes $65,000 Toward the Protection of the Stella Niagara Preserve

 

The East Hill Foundation, located in North Tonawanda and focused on enhancing the quality of life of the residents of Western New York, has generously contributed $65,000 to the Western New York Land Conservancy for the creation of the Stella Niagara Preserve. This donation helped the Land Conservancy reach its $3.27 million fundraising goal, which enabled the Land Conservancy to purchase the 29-acre preserve property on the Niagara River in the Town of Lewiston. 

Erie County Fair RIDE Discounts!

Erie County Fair RIDE Discounts!

No day at the Fair is complete without riding some Fair rides!  The James E. Strates Shows Midway is celebrating 91 years at the Erie County Fair.  There are two ways to ride, you can either purchase a reloadable Fun Card or you can do the Ride Wristband!  Either way you do it,  you can save on a “Fair” day of fun on the rides!

The Fun Card works like a gift card for rides on the midway swapping dollars for credits.  Fun Cards are valid any day of the Fair and can be purchased in any amount.  Rides average between 5 and 10 credits each. 

Ride Wristbands are great for the all day Fairgoer.  Ride as many rides as you would like all day with the Ride Wristband.  Every rider must have theirown wristband and are valid for only one day. 

Reliant Capital Solutions to Expand into WNY, Host Job Fair on June 18

Reliant Capital Solutions to Expand into WNY, Host Job Fair on June 18

 

Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC, a Columbus, Ohio-based company that specializes in education collections, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a small business contract for the U.S. Department of Education. After careful consideration on a second location to support the new contract, Reliant has selected Buffalo, N.Y., as the site for its expansion! Reliant will open a new facility in Transit Commons, located at 2701 Transit Road in Elma.