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NYC-BASED VENTURE CAPITALIST AND BLOGGER FRED WILSON TO SPEAK AT LARKIN SQUARE ON AUG. 5

NYC-BASED VENTURE CAPITALIST AND BLOGGER FRED WILSON  TO SPEAK AT LARKIN SQUARE ON AUG. 5

BUFFALO, NEW YORK — New York City-based venture capitalist and blogger Fred Wilson will be in Buffalo, New York on August 5, 2014, to participate in a “Z80 Labs Feeding Innovation Series” event at Larkin Square. Wilson will take part in a Q&A session led by Campus Labs Co-Founder Eric Reich. The event is presented by Buffalo-based technology incubator Z80 Labs, which is celebrating its second anniversary, and 43North— the world’s largest ($5M) business idea competition.

The session will be held outdoors from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EDT) in the covered boardwalk at Larkin Square, the venue sponsor. Parking and admission is free; however, attendees are asked to RSVP at http://z80-fred-wilson.eventbrite.com.

Chalk Art Street Festival to Decorate Nearby London

Chalk Art Street Festival to Decorate Nearby London

 

Street art and family fun all rolled into one! That’s what you can expect when the Expressions In Chalk Street Painting Performance rolls into nearby London, Ontario’s beautiful Victoria Park from Aug. 2-4.

Expressions In Chalk is dedicated to bringing the art of street painting to citizens and artists of London and beyond through public performances and special events. Utilizing local artists and art groups, the organization strives to promote the host city as a creative art destination. This free performance of Expressions In Chalk will take place on the ice pad in Victoria Park from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Pastels are the medium and works that are produced are only temporary. 

U.S.-India Ties, Country’s Global Growth Emphasized in Lecture

U.S.-India Ties, Country’s Global Growth Emphasized in Lecture

Ambassador Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, consul general of India in New York, presented valuable insight into the country’s impressive emergence as an independent nation and underscored the importance of strong U.S.-India relations in the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event held on July 25.

As the first international speaker in the lecture series, Mulay discussed India’s rich ancient history to offer an intriguing perspective on its evolution to the country that exists today. India’s success, he explained, comes from a blend of history, cultural values and commitment to economic growth.

“India is a land of great aspirations and prosperity and is a country that strives to serve as an example of peace,” said Mulay. “Since its independence (from Great Britain) in 1947, India has embraced working as a unified nation and is focused on living by its affirmations as a democratic society.”

Erie County Fair Ride Discounts to Check Out!!!

Erie County Fair Ride Discounts to Check Out!!!

Fairgoers, is your visit to the Erie County Fair NOT complete unless you ride the rides?  Well, if that is true, then you know you will just love the Fair this year, riding all the rides of the James E. Strates Midway!  And better yet, you can help them celebrate their 90th anniversary of being at the Erie County Fair!  Mark your calendars right now....Circle August 14th.  You ask why?  Well in honor of  their 90th anniversary at the Fair, they will be offering Fairgoers the opportunity to ride the rides for FREE!  Yes, you heard me right.  From 11:00am until 12:30pm, riders can ride the rides for FREE.  But remember, this is a one time event.  Only on that day and during those times will the rides be FREE.  Be sure to bring the family and take advantage of this cool ride deal.

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Land Conservancy to Host Volunteer Cleanup Day at Kenneglenn Nature Preserve

Land Conservancy to Host Volunteer Cleanup Day at Kenneglenn Nature Preserve

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy is looking for volunteers from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, to join them in a summer cleanup day at the beautiful Kenneglenn Nature Preserve near East Aurora. Andrea Locke, coordinator for the Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (WNY PRISM), will help start the afternoon off with a talk about invasive species in our region and what you can do to help. 

Friends of Harmony Free Concert at the Naval Park

Friends of Harmony Free Concert at the Naval Park

On Saturday, August 2nd at 7:00PM, the Friends of Harmony male a cappella chorus will be performing a free concert on board the USS Little Rock located at the Buffalo Naval Park.  The concert will celebrate the 224th birthday of the US Coast Guard.  The music will feature songs from the "baby boomer" generation and a special patriotic salute to all of our servicemen and women around the globe.   The performance will be under a tent with plenty of seating available.   No entrance fees to board the ship and enjoy the concert.

Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Lewiston-Queenston Bridge Crossings to Begin Accepting E-ZPass® Toll Payment

Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Lewiston-Queenston Bridge Crossings to Begin Accepting E-ZPass® Toll Payment

Today the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) announced that implementation of the E-ZPass tolling program will take effect at the Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Lewiston-Queenston international bridge spans as of August 11, 2014.  The new E-ZPass program will supplement existing ExpressPass, Commercial ExpressPass, and pre-loaded NEXUS/Toll card offerings currently available to motorists.

 

“After a very successful period of program testing and coordination, the commission is prepared to launch the E-ZPass program at all of our bridge crossings early next month,” said Niagara Falls Bridge Commission General Manager Lew Holloway. “We expect a smooth introduction of the program and believe this additional tolling feature will provide yet another convenient tool for motorists.”