Our network

Family Literacy Nights coming to Dog Ears Bookstore

Family Literacy Nights coming to Dog Ears Bookstore

South District Councilman Chris Scanlon is pleased to be sponsoring a monthly family and book-themed gathering at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café. Family Literacy Night is a program designed to bring family members together to read books, do crafts and enjoy a healthy snack once a month in 2016. The event will run the third Monday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. and will run for 60 to 90 minutes. 

Families can gather at the bookstore and enjoy stories, crafts, music, snacks and more. Scanlon, who has made education one of his top priorities, thinks the fit is perfect for the people of South Buffalo. “Family and literacy are the cornerstone of this neighborhood and we have always taken pride in educating our children and watching them grow into contributing and responsible young people.”

Community Sponsors

Are you interested in promoting your business to local customers?

Nearly 30 Athletes Scheduled to Appear at Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Nearly 30 Athletes Scheduled to Appear at Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Nearly 30 former football, baseball, basketball and hockey players and coaches — including members of the Buffalo Bills, Braves and Sabres — are scheduled to appear at the Sports Collectors Expo Feb. 20 and 21 in Batavia. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia.

Former Buffalo Bills scheduled to appear include Bruce Smith, Andre Reed, Marv Levy, Steve Tasker, Scott Norwood, Ruben Brown, Ray Bentley, Jeff Nixon, Walt Patulski, Billy Shaw, Al Bemiller and Ed Rutkowski. In addition to the Bills, Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey is also scheduled to appear at the show.

NHL players on the appearance roster include former Buffalo Sabres Don Luce and Jim Lorentz, along with former Buffalo Bison and New York Rangers goalie Gilles Villemure.

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State Continues on January 9

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State Continues on January 9

The new Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State, an indoor version of the popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, will continue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, following a two-week holiday break. The market takes place in Buckham Hall on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. The 20-week winter market will run through April 30.

In addition to hosting nearly 20 quality vendors, several food trucks are also scheduled to join the market this Saturday. No Illusions will provide musical entertainment from approximately 10:30 a.m. to noon. 

Buckham Hall is located on Rockwell Road near Grant Street. Free parking is available on campus during market hours, and Lot R-13 is recommended for convenience.

Rural Outreach Center Welcomes New Year with Expanded Health Services

Rural Outreach Center Welcomes New Year with Expanded Health Services

The Rural Outreach Center (the ROC) in East Aurora, a nonprofit Christian organization committed to helping individuals and families in rural communities overcome poverty through multiple strategies, is expanding its medical services in 2016.

“Our primary mission is to offer free basic medical care for uninsured adults,” said Ruthie Hunt, director of the ROC’s Health Care Services program. “These services are provided primarily by on-site qualified nurse practitioners with an on-call physician.”

Located at 730 Olean Road in East Aurora, the ROC’s Health Care Services program currently provides free basic medical care for adults who have no health insurance from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

Community Sponsors

Are you interested in promoting your business to local customers?

Organization Offers Support to Pregnant Women with Cancer

Organization Offers Support to Pregnant Women with Cancer

The Pregnancy & Cancer Registry is a growing database of women from around the world who have been diagnosed with cancer while pregnant. The database was developed by Dr. Elyce Cardonick, a nationally recognized expert in maternal-fetal medicine. 

Dr. Cardonick has been helping pregnant women diagnosed with cancer have healthy babies for 17 years. These women are very brave, and at first want to deny themselves cancer treatment during pregnancy because they are afraid it will hurt their fetus. 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to Host Costuming Bee, First Ladies Tea, Timber Framing Workshop

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to Host Costuming Bee, First Ladies Tea, Timber Framing Workshop

Need motivation to finish a project? Want a support network to get you through your ambitious costuming project? Come out to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14 and Thursday, Jan. 28 for the museum’s very first Costuming Bee. Bring your projects and sewing tools with you for a social gathering with like-minded folk. Historic costumers, re-enactors, sewing enthusiasts, dressmakers, tailors and beginners are all encouraged to attend. The event is free and coffee and tea will be provided.

BNHV is also planning their First Ladies Tea, which will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, in the museum’s ballroom. The event will be catered by the English Tea Ladies and will include various flavors of tea, traditional tea sandwiches, scones, quiche and desserts. 

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!)