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First Robin of Spring?

First Robin of Spring?

Could this be the first robin of spring in Western New York? This bird was spotted in Killbuck, NY (outside Salamanca) by 2 On Your Side Facebook friend Eva Brooks on Wednesday morning.

If you can get a photo of a robin, email it to us and we'll post it here.

Family Snowshoe Hike

Family Snowshoe Hike

 

Bring the family to stretch their legs and see what Tifft is like in the wintertime. We’ll end by having a warm drink in Tifft’s cabin. *Snowshoeing is weather permitting.

Megan Greene, Esther Neisen, and Balint Zsako: Three Solo Exhibitions

Megan Greene, Esther Neisen, and Balint Zsako: Three Solo Exhibitions

Please join us Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 7-10 p.m. for a free public reception to celebrate the opening of three solo exhibitions featuring new work by Chicago-based drawing/collage artist Megan Greene, Buffalo-based mixed media artist Esther Neisen, and Brooklyn-based painter Balint Zsako.

Artist talks @ 7 p.m.

Live bossa nova by Christian Campos @ 8-10 p.m.
Complimentary refreshments and cash bar.
Exhibition runs through March 10, 2012.
 

Tis The Season: A Thru-Hiker’s Gift To One Local Non-Profit

Tis The Season: A Thru-Hiker’s Gift To One Local Non-Profit

Buffalo, NY December 1, 2011- The Belle Center staff and other stakeholders in the community took some time out to celebrate the successful completion of a unique fundraising endeavor at the Dan Cross-Viola: Hiker Event on November 30th, 2011 at Allen Street Hardware.

In March 2011, Dan Cross-Viola contacted The Belle Center from Chicago, IL to propose a fundraiser; Dan is a youth advocate and thru-hiker who planned to hike along the Pacific Crest trail. His goal was to raise a dollar for every mile that he hiked and donate all proceeds to the Center for its programs and services.

Dan accomplished his fundraising mission garnering half of his desired amount before even beginning the hike. Ultimately, he went on to exceed his fundraising goal as he hiked and raised $2,675 for the organization.  

Marina Sunset

Marina Sunset

Brisk winds cooled the temperature but not the dramatic skies over Lake Erie Wednesday evening.

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.