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Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery to Host Exhibit, Classes

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery to Host Exhibit, Classes

 

“Märchenfiguren: New Works by Mari” is the next month-long exhibit to be featured at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Featuring the work of artist Candice Pack and based on a collection of fairy tales written by Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm in the early 1800s, Märchenfiguren will be on display from Oct. 7 through Nov. 1, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Open to the public, the reception will also feature live music by Dana Eric Misenheimer.

Oil painting classes with artist Lucette Banas will be offered from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on four Thursdays starting Oct. 16. Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of painting in oils. The cost is $120 or $110 for gallery members.

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Three Free Health-Related Programs Target Caregivers, Wellness and Chronic Disease Management

Three Free Health-Related Programs Target Caregivers, Wellness and Chronic Disease Management

Three, free six-week health-related programs focusing on caregiving, wellness and chronic disease management will be offered by Catholic Charities Older Adult Services starting in October at its 128 Wilson St., Buffalo site.

Caregivers, seniors and other adults who attend the evidence-based programs will discover tools to handle stress, reduce guilt or anger and depression, how to actively manage a chronic condition and live a healthy lifestyle.

“Evidence-based programs are based on research” and “translate tested program models or interventions into practical, effective community programs that can provide proven health benefits to participants,” according to the National Council on Aging.

The three programs, which will include refreshments and giveaways, are:

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. 

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.

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East Aurora standoff ends peacefully


EAST AURORA, NY-- A standoff in East Aurora has ended peacefully.

The incident happened in an apartment on Olean Road.

New York State Police and the Erie County Sheriff's say they received a 911 call from a woman who stated a man in the apartment had barricaded himself in a room with a rifle. The woman was able to leave the apartment safely with a four-year-old child.

They say the man, identified as Jonathan M. Hint, 32, was threatening suicide following a dispute with his girlfriend.

Police were able to get in contact with Hint, who surrendered peacefully.

Hint is charged with petit larceny, criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child.

He is being held for arraignment and a psychiatric evaluation.


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.