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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.

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Honey Harvest Festival to Feature Sweet Demonstrations and More

Honey Harvest Festival to Feature Sweet Demonstrations and More

 

If you hear a buzz coming from nearby Ontario, it might just be coming from the annual Honey Harvest Festival taking place Sept. 6-27 at Clovermead Adventure Farm in Aylmer, Ontario.

Each Saturday in September, guests are invited to come and see how honey is harvested from the hive, dip a beeswax candle, safely see a live bee hive opened and much more, including the popular bee beard demonstration! And, don’t forget the wagon rides, bee barrel train rides, honey tasting, jumping pillow, pedal go carts, animals and buckets of fresh family fun on the Adventure Farm!

Catholic Charities WIC Program Offering Free Nutrition Workshops throughout September

Catholic Charities WIC Program Offering Free Nutrition Workshops throughout September

Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program hopes to help take the guesswork out of nutrition for toddlers and young children by hosting four free one-hour workshops throughout September in Niagara County focusing on portion size, healthy snack options, child-friendly recipes, how to handle ‘picky eaters’ and the importance of physical activity. The first workshop is Monday, Sept. 8 from 10-11 a.m. at the Community Health Center of Niagara Falls, 501 10th St., Niagara Falls.

Additional information about community resources, including WIC, will also be available. Children are welcome to attend and participate in the activities focused on the importance of good health, healthy eating and exercise. All attendees will also receive a free goodie bag.

The Pasta Peddler, Blackbird Sweets to Hold Soft Opening on Sept. 9

The Pasta Peddler, Blackbird Sweets to Hold Soft Opening on Sept. 9

 

The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, two family owned businesses operating side-by-side, will open the doors at their new location at 1547 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, on Tuesday, Sept. 9. A grand opening celebration will be held from Sept. 23-28, with live music on Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 2 p.m.

Additionally, the owners also announced that their new 3,000-square-foot location will host the Winter Market on Hertel from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays from Nov. 22 through March 28.

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Catholic Charities Children’s Services to Host Information Session on Foster Parent Process Sept. 9

Catholic Charities of Buffalo invites parents, families and individuals residing in Erie County who are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent to attend an introductory information session on Sept. 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7 p.m. at 525 Washington St., Buffalo.

Catholic Charities provides foster care services to children of all ages, racial and ethnic groups who cannot live safely in their own homes or need to be placed in the permanent care of a loving family. The children under foster care may have special physical, emotional or psychological needs, and may include siblings who should be placed together. There is currently a specific need for homes to foster adolescent children ages 12-18.

Financial support, a clothing allowance and medical coverage are provided to families.

Additional upcoming information sessions include: 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7 p.m., Oct. 14, Nov. 18 and Dec. 9.

Buffalo Mayor Discusses City’s Economic Vitality at Daemen Lecture

Buffalo Mayor Discusses City’s Economic Vitality at Daemen Lecture

Buffalo’s economic growth over the past decade was described as transformational by Mayor Byron W. Brown as he pointed to the city continuing its positive momentum with a strong, workable plan at a recent lecture held at Daemen College.

As featured speaker on Sept. 2 in the college’s latest Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series, Brown talked about major economic development efforts that have improved the city’s vitality and the overall impact the revitalization has had on the region.

“There are visible signs of progress and growth throughout the city, which has experienced $4.4 billion in economic development since 2012, with more than 12,000 new jobs expected to be created over the next few years,” said Brown. “These major investments are changing the city for the better and making it a destination where people want to work, live and play.”

West Seneca’s Outdoor Marketplace to Conclude with Customer Appreciation Day

West Seneca’s Outdoor Marketplace to Conclude with Customer Appreciation Day

 

West Seneca’s Main Street Marketplace, sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, will conclude its first season from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, with a special Customer Appreciation Day! 

Several vendors at the market will offer special discounts on Sept. 4, the final day of the 16-week outdoor market. Customer Appreciation Day will also feature two musical groups, including the Slide Tribe from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and P.J. King from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Reserve Hose Ladies Auxiliary is the featured community group, and Pet Connection Programs Inc. will return with their popular pet totes and puppies!