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National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership

 

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership to Transform Campus and Surrounding Neighborhoods into a Global Leader in Energy Innovation

 

  • Community stakeholders to be engaged in project development.
  • Retrofit of century-old home will demonstrate compatibility of modern energy use with preservation of historic structures.
  • Medical campus expected to grow to 12,000 employees, with increased energy needs.  Partnership will help manage usage through new technologies, training.

 

Olmsted Hosts 9th Annual "Party for the Parks"

Olmsted Hosts 9th Annual "Party for the Parks"

It’s a night you won’t want to miss – jugglers, fire dancers, special guests, unique entertainers, fireworks, delicious food and live music – all with a British twist. It’s the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s 9th annual “Party for the Parks” event and it’s happening this Friday, September 16th, at the Marcy Casino in Delaware Park. Themed “A British Invasion,” this year’s “Party for the Parks” promises to be brilliant.

This event serves as Olmsted's key fundraiser for the sutainability and growth of the city's iconic parks.  "Party for the Parks" brings Western New Yorkers together for an exciting and entertaining evening, while raising awareness about the Olmsted Parks Conservancy's mission to enhance, restore, and maintain the Buffalo Olmsted Park System.

Tickets are $25.

Special guests include:

Thomas Herrera-Mishler, CEO and President of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Councilmember Marlette Advocates for Autistic Child Signs

Councilmember Marlette Advocates for Autistic Child Signs

(Amherst, NY)---Deputy Supervisor Guy R. Marlette announced today that the Town of Amherst will be installing “Autistic Child Area” signs in residential areas in Amherst.  Marlette, who is the liaison to the Amherst Traffic Safety Board, feels these signs are necessary to protect this vulnerable population.  Similar to the yellow diamond signs for blind or deaf children, the new sign alerts drivers that an autistic child is in residence.

Marlette states, “autistic children can be very impulse driven and do not always properly evaluate information.  They can also be “runners” prone to darting away from caregivers with little thought to vehicles or horns.  Increasing driver awareness of this special situation increases protection for this at-risk population.”

UB Outdoor Summer Movie Series

UB Outdoor Summer Movie Series

Come to UB this summer for the free Outdoor Summer Movie Series, held three days a week on the North and South Campuses. This is the second year of the series which is open to the public and is free for all.  Movies are show outside on Wednesdays through August 24 on South Campus Hayes Hall Lawn, Tuesday and Fridays on North Campus Special Events Field.  All movies begin at dusk. Bring a blanket or chair.

In the event of rain, the films will be moved into Norton 112 on North Campus and Allen Hall on South Campus. We recommend you be there by 8:30.

Movie Schedule

Tuesday - North Campus

8/9/11:  Bridesmaids

8/16/11:  Thor

8/23/11:  Pirates of the Caribbean 1

Saturday 8/28/11:  Pirates of the Caribbean 4

 

Wednesday - South Campus

8/3/11:  Arthur

Post Office Combines Williamsville Retail and Delivery Offices

Post Office Combines Williamsville Retail and Delivery Offices

WILLIAMSVILLE -- Effective June 27, the Williamsville Post Office retail office will be combined with the Williamsville carrier office, consolidating the two units at the 5235 Sheridan Drive site, between International and Essjay drives. The carrier unit has been remodeled to accommodate Post Office Box, Automated Postal Center (APC) and retail operations.

“With changes to mail volume and the introduction of new technology, we no longer need as much space in the carrier unit,” said Buffalo Postmaster John J. Phelan. “Combining retail and carrier operations allows us better use of our resources as well as an opportunity to cut facility costs.”

Post Office Box and retail customers will have access to products, services and box mail at the current retail location, 5423 Sheridan Drive, through Saturday, June 25 at noon. Post Office Box access will be suspended from noon on June 25 until 6 a.m. on June 27 as boxes are relocated to the 5325 Sheridan Drive site.

Amherst Senior Center Flea Market - Donate and Enjoy!

Amherst Senior Center Flea Market - Donate and Enjoy!

Is it time to part with that “stuff” you found from sprucing up, redecorating or planning to move? The Amherst Center for Senior Services would love to have your former treasures to sell at their “Flea Market,” a benefit sale at the Center, Friday, July 15, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Center will accept your saleable used goodies, excluding clothing, weekdays from Friday, July 8, through Thursday, July 14, between 8:30 – 4 p.m. each day.  Sale proceeds will benefit the Senior Center’s programs and services.

Then plan on attending this sale featuring anything and everything else you’ve always wanted to own! Admission is free and open to the public, so there’s no excuse not to drop by.

For information, please call the Amherst Senior Center at 636-3055, ext. 3111 or ext. 3107.

FREE Panel and Reception: "Developing the Larkin District: Past, Present and Into the Future"

FREE Panel and Reception: "Developing the Larkin District: Past, Present and Into the Future"

Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society and the Wehle School of Business at Canisius College, in collaboration with the Larkin Development Group, are pleased to present an evening program titled “Developing the Larkin District: Past, Present and Into the Future.” Additional support and sponsorship comes generously from the Darwin Martin House and Western New York Heritage magazine.

This FREE event is open to the public and will take place Wednesday, June 22, 2011, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Carl & Carol Montante Cultural Center on the campus of Canisius College. A reception, also free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m.

The public is invited to this FREE program featuring expert speakers on Buffalo’s first manufacturing district, the innovative Larkin Company, world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin Administration Building, and the future of this historic district in the twenty-first century.