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Explore Buffalo Lists Exciting March Tours


Explore Buffalo Lists Exciting March Tours


Explore Buffalo, offering fascinating tours of Buffalo’s interesting architecture and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive list of March events.

Inside St. Mary’s School for the Deaf
March 2, 6 to 8 p.m.
2253 Main St., Buffalo
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 Explorer Pass holders, $5 students

St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, established in Buffalo in 1853 as the first academic school for the deaf in the country, was relocated from Edward Street to its current location on Main Street in 1898. This two-hour walking tour highlights the beautiful architecture of this historic building and offers fascinating information about the history and culture of deaf people in the Buffalo area. The tour also offers a glimpse into the current world of educating deaf and hard of hearing students in the 21st century.

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Dog Ears Bookstore Seeks Teacher Volunteers for Literacy Program

Dog Ears Bookstore Seeks Teacher Volunteers for Literacy Program

Dog Ears Bookstore in South Buffalo is in immediate need of teacher volunteers to assist with new elementary school literacy programs that will be offered at the nonprofit bookstore beginning in March. 

“We’re looking for individuals who can donate a couple of hours a month to serve as teaching mentors in our new after-school programs to be offered from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday,” said Dog Ears Director Thomas McDonnell. “Retired teachers and adults with some classroom experience are preferred.”

Beckett Card Grading Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Beckett Card Grading Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, Northeast regional sales manager from Beckett Grading Services, from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the store, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Beckett Grading Services provides collectors with the most thorough, consistent and accurate grading efforts available in the industry. Your BGS-graded cards will be returned in a unique, protective cardholder. Beckett uses an easy-to-understand one- to 10-point grading scale to rate sports cards, which are graded on four key categories: Centering, corners, edges and surface. Grades from each of these key categories will be considered in determining your card's final overall grade. Beckett also grades non-sports cards, photos, magazines, pocket schedules, gaming cards and tickets.

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State Continues on February 27

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State Continues on February 27

The new Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State, an indoor version of the popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, continues from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. 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. Rob Falgiano will provide musical entertainment from approximately 10:30 a.m. to noon, while Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will occupy the community table.

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.

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Church of the Annunciation to Host Three-day Parish Mission

Church of the Annunciation to Host Three-day Parish Mission

The Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host a three-day spiritual event, “Time for God in a Busy World,” at 7 p.m. March 7-9. Rev. John Graden will be facilitator and preacher for the mission.

“The focus of the event is to offer an enriching and rewarding experience of God’s presence, and a sharpening sense of how we spend the time of our lives,” said Father Eugene Ulrich, pastor of Annunciation parish.

Sponsored by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, each night will include song, scripture, prayer, preaching, sharing, retreat, response and ritual. Nightly themes will include: March 7, The Past: The Gift of Memory; March 8, The Future: Where Do We Go From Here?; and March 9, The Present: The Sacrament of the Present Moment.

Real Estate Expert to Offer Seminar for Older Adults and Caregivers

Real Estate Expert to Offer Seminar for Older Adults and Caregivers

Michael Olear, a licensed real estate broker and member of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will present an educational seminar at Brookdale Williamsville on Saturday, March 5, at 11 am. Brookdale is located at 6076 Main St., Williamsville.

The seminar is open to the community and focuses on real estate topics relevant to older adults and their loved ones and caregivers, including right-sizing and simplifying a living situation, legal and regulatory issues to be aware of, and available resources and tools related to these matters. To register, please call Brookdale at 632-7123.

Improving Indoor Air Quality Can Improve Your Overall Health

Improving Indoor Air Quality Can Improve Your Overall Health

Have you ever stopped to think about the quality of the air you’re breathing? While air quality is usually out of your control when you’re outdoors or in a place of business, you can most definitely do something about the air you breathe in your home.

There are many things that can contribute to poor air quality, especially in heavily insulated homes that can trap air inside. Following are just a few of the many causes:
• Inadequate fresh air supply and/or poor ventilation system maintenance. 
• Pollutants given off by building or furnishing materials. 
• Pollutants from standard household items such as cleaning products, appliances, pesticides, and off-gases from new materials.
• Microorganisms or other biological contaminants.
• Contaminants brought into the building from outside, such as exhausts from sanitary stacks, boiler stacks, natural gas vents or flues.