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Rural Outreach Center’s Nutrition ROCs Program Brings Families Back to the Dinner Table

Rural Outreach Center’s Nutrition ROCs Program Brings Families Back to the Dinner Table

East Aurora’s Rural Outreach Center, a nonprofit organization offering a wide variety of social services for those living in Western New York’s rural communities, is introducing a unique nutrition program that is bringing families back to the dinner table.

“Nutrition ROCs is a brand new program that, originally, was going to be offered only to single moms, but we decided to open it up to single dads and any other participant who may be interested,” said ROC Program Director Susan Giovino. “Through the program we will offer cooking and nutrition classes once a month for a year, and the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora has graciously offered to host these classes.” 

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Antiques, Collectibles and Artwork to be Featured at Collectors’ Expo

Antiques, Collectibles and Artwork to be Featured at Collectors’ Expo

Looking for some unique antiques or collectibles to adorn your mantle or end tables, original artwork or photography to add a splash of color to your walls or perhaps some memorabilia for your rec room or man cave? If so, you’ll want to visit the first annual Collectors’ Expo to take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, located at 245 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

The event will feature dozens of vendors and artisans offering sports memorabilia, local artwork and handcrafted products, coins, music memorabilia and records, comic books, photography, political memorabilia, movie and theatre memorabilia, car and train memorabilia, jewelry, fossils and minerals, antiques and more.

Annual Taste Event to Highlight East Aurora’s Vibrant Culinary Scene

Annual Taste Event to Highlight East Aurora’s Vibrant Culinary Scene

The sixth annual Taste of East Aurora, featuring restaurants and food-related businesses with ties to the Greater East Aurora community, returns from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, on historic Main Street, from Olean Road to Riley Street.

“The event will take place rain or shine and is always a popular destination for guests who want to experience East Aurora’s expanding culinary scene,” said Gary Grote, executive director of the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce. “While we are well-known locally and nationally as an arts community, our food-related businesses are running a close second in terms of popularity!”  

Make Your Own Beadwork Owl at Audubon on Wednesdays, September 6 and 13

Make Your Own Beadwork Owl at Audubon on Wednesdays, September 6 and 13

Jamestown, NY – You can learn to make a beautiful beadwork owl pendant to wear or give as a gift.

Bead artist Anne Jackson will instruct the 1-3 p.m. workshop on Wednesdays, September 6 and 13 at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC).

You can show off a bit of nature by learning beading techniques used to make a charming owl pendant. You will work with small seed beads and some medium size beads while learning to weave them into a pendant that you will want to wear every day.

It will take two sessions to create this piece of art, and you may need to work on the owl at home between sessions in order to complete it by the end of the second class.

No prior beading experience is needed to take this class.

Be sure to bring your glasses if you need them for close-up work.

Jackson is a member of the Chautauqua County Society of Artists. She has taught beading for more than two decades, both privately as well as at Audubon.

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Collectors’ Expo Adds Hall of Fame Athlete, Appraiser, Authors and Other Attractions

Collectors’ Expo Adds Hall of Fame Athlete, Appraiser, Authors and Other Attractions

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed, a well-known antiques appraiser and many other special attractions will highlight the very first Collectors’ Expo to take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, located at 245 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

The event will feature dozens of vendors and artisans offering sports memorabilia, local artwork and handcrafted products, coins, music memorabilia and records, comic books, photography, political memorabilia, movie and theatre memorabilia, car and train memorabilia, jewelry, fossils and minerals, antiques and more.

Are You Doing Your Part to Conserve Energy and Help the Environment?

Are You Doing Your Part to Conserve Energy and Help the Environment?

The movement toward green energy is picking up momentum across the country and around the world. In fact, it was the appeal of bringing a clean energy option to their community that convinced Tyler and Alicia Uebelhoer to open Buffalo Solar Solutions Inc. in 2015.

“While we are huge advocates of solar energy, we realize that solar is not an option for everyone,” said Alicia. “Some homes may not be a good fit for solar, and we certainly understand that. But, there are many other small steps that individuals and families can take to do their part to help save the planet.”

Land Conservancy Schedules Public Presentation of Trail Plans for Owens Falls

Land Conservancy Schedules Public Presentation of Trail Plans for Owens Falls

The public is invited to a presentation about a proposed walking trail system at the Western New York Land Conservancy’s newest preserve, The Owens Falls Sanctuary. The trail is being designed by a nationally renowned firm, Tahawus Trails. The sanctuary is incredibly ecologically important, and with two waterfalls and mature forests, it is beautiful. The presentation about the proposed trail system will take place on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the East Aurora Senior Center at 101 King St. in East Aurora. This will be an opportunity for the community to provide thoughts on the planned walking trail system.