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On St. Patrick’s Day, be a Saint and Drive Sober

On St. Patrick’s Day, be a Saint and Drive Sober

 

The statistics are sobering: Every 53 minutes in 2011, a person was killed in a drunk-driving crash in the United States, and most of the drunk drivers involved had blood alcohol concentrations nearly double the legal limit of .08. 

“For many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day and the days leading up to it have become synonymous with drinking,” said Monica Farrar, program director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. “Unfortunately, that means that drunk drivers have made the holiday very dangerous.”

JACOBS’ TAX PREP EVENT PROVIDED VALUABLE SERVICE TO RESIDENTS

                                County Clerk delivers assistance to working families and individuals file tax returns

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs hosted FREE tax preparation assistance to help working families and individuals filing tax returns who are claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits at the Erie County Auto Bureau-Northtown Office.

“The time to begin filing tax returns is now, taxpayers should not wait until the last minute,” said County Clerk Jacobs. “I am pleased to take part in offering this essential service and assist taxpayers in filing accurate state and federal tax returns to ensure they receive the necessary deductions and Earned Income Tax Credit.”

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café to Host Soda Bread Contest, Irish Breakfast

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café to Host Soda Bread Contest, Irish Breakfast

 

Dog Ear’s Bookstore & Café, a community bookstore located in the heart of Buffalo’s Irish Heritage District, will host a Soda Bread Contest on Saturday, March 15, at the bookstore, 688 Abbott Road.

Soda bread can be submitted in three categories: plain, fruited or brown. All entries will be judged on traditional appearance, taste and texture. There is a $5 entry fee. Entries should be dropped of at the café counter by 10 a.m. March 15, with judging at 11 a.m. First and second place prizes will be awarded. 

Enjoy The Journey Plans New Exhibit, Art Classes

Enjoy The Journey Plans New Exhibit, Art Classes

 

A new exhibit and several art classes are scheduled in the coming weeks at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca.

“Envelop,” featuring the work of emerging artist Margaret Giamo of Orchard Park, is the gallery’s next featured exhibit. A recent graduate of SUNY College at Cortland, Giamo’s paintings are timeless, beautiful, striking and evoke emotion. An opening reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 14, with the exhibit on display from March 12 through April 5.

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Lists March 8 Events

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Lists March 8 Events

 

The popular Winter Market at Horsefeathers will continue its successful run on Saturday, March 8. The indoor market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through May 3 and occupies portions of the first floor and lower level of the Horsefeathers Market & Residences, located at 346 Connecticut St. on Buffalo’s West Side. 

The market also welcomes its newest vendor, Oliver Street Bakery!

Budweiser Gardens to Welcome Varekai by Cirque du Soleil

Budweiser Gardens to Welcome Varekai by Cirque du Soleil

 

Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that its newest arena show, Varekai, will land in nearby London, Ontario, for seven exciting performances from May 28 through June 1 at the spacious Budweiser Gardens. 

Catholic Charities Children’s Services to Host Information Session on Foster Parent Process March 11

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 March 11 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7 p.m. at 525 Washington St., Buffalo.