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Olear Team Plans Informational Seminars for Older Adults and Caregivers

Olear Team Plans Informational Seminars for Older Adults and Caregivers

Michael Olear, a licensed real estate broker and member of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will present educational seminars at several senior housing facilities in Western New York. 

The seminars are open to the community and focus on real estate topics relevant to older adults and their loved ones and caregivers, including right-sizing and simplifying a living situation, legal and regulatory issues to be aware of, and available resources and tools related to these matters. 

Elmwood Village Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood Village Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

The Elmwood Village Farmers Market will hold its sixth annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s upcoming 2016 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 1. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood Village Farmers Market, sponsored by the Elmwood Village Association.

Keep the Streets Safe this St. Patrick’s Day: Don’t Drink and Drive!

Keep the Streets Safe this St. Patrick’s Day: Don’t Drink and Drive!

With fun parades, a large Irish community and no shortage of pubs in which to celebrate, St. Patrick’s Day is a huge event in Buffalo and Western New York. But when excessive alcohol becomes part of the equation, St. Patrick’s Day can quickly turn tragic.

As one of the country’s most popular holidays, St. Patrick’s Day has long celebrated the roots of 34.2 million Americans with Irish ancestry, and many more who just want to partake in the festivities. However, did you know that in 2014 there were 18 people killed in drunk-driving crashes on St. Paddy’s Day? This year, if you’ll be drinking alcohol, remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving!

Explore Buffalo Reflects on the Past, Plans for the Future

Explore Buffalo Reflects on the Past, Plans for the Future

2015 was a year of remarkable transformation for Explore Buffalo. In just their second year of operation, tour attendance more than doubled from over 6,000 in 2014 to approximately 14,000 in 2015! The tour season brought many new tours, including greatly expanded bus and bike tours, and new kayak tours with partner Elevator Alley Kayak. Tours also expanded to new locations, including the Fontana Boathouse and downtown Lockport, while core tours of Silo City, downtown, Delaware Avenue, mob history and more remained very popular. Overall, Explore Buffalo led 763 tours in the 2015 season. 

Exhibits, Classes and Workshops Fill the Calendar at Enjoy the Journey

Exhibits, Classes and Workshops Fill the Calendar at Enjoy the Journey

A brand new exhibit, “Buffalo Alive,” kicks off a busy schedule of events throughout March and April at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca.

When you think of Buffalo, what comes to mind? Is it the architecture, beaches, sports, windmills, theater, waterways, public art, Larkinville, Allentown, Silo City or Canalside? “Buffalo Alive” asks the artists to answer this question. An opening reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 11, and this unique exhibit will be on display from March 9 through April 2.

Exit 2 Bar & Grille Plans SPCA Benefit, Paint Night and More

Exit 2 Bar & Grille Plans SPCA Benefit, Paint Night and More

A Chili/Chowder/Soup Cook-off to benefit the SPCA and a fun-filled Paint Night are just two of the exciting things happening at Exit 2 Bar & Grille, located at 3191 Eggert Road in Tonawanda.

The second annual cook-off, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 13, hopes to build on the success of last year’s event which raised more than $3,000 for the SPCA. Joining the fun this year will be WNY Heroes, Inc., a local organization that helps soldiers through innovative programs such as Pawsitive For Heroes, an initiative that matches service or therapy dogs with local veterans.

Explore Buffalo Lists Exciting March Tours


Explore Buffalo Lists Exciting March Tours


Explore Buffalo, offering fascinating tours of Buffalo’s interesting architecture and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive list of March events.

Inside St. Mary’s School for the Deaf
March 2, 6 to 8 p.m.
2253 Main St., Buffalo
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 Explorer Pass holders, $5 students

St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, established in Buffalo in 1853 as the first academic school for the deaf in the country, was relocated from Edward Street to its current location on Main Street in 1898. This two-hour walking tour highlights the beautiful architecture of this historic building and offers fascinating information about the history and culture of deaf people in the Buffalo area. The tour also offers a glimpse into the current world of educating deaf and hard of hearing students in the 21st century.