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Explore Buffalo Announces August Tour schedule

Explore Buffalo Announces August Tour schedule

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of August events. 

Eye Exam Recommended Before the Start of the New School Year

Eye Exam Recommended Before the Start of the New School Year

 

Summer is passing by at a rapid pace, and before you know it moms and dads across Western New York will be heading out to purchase school supplies and new clothing for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. But have you given any thought to having your child’s vision tested before he or she heads back to the classroom?

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, children should receive an eye evaluation once before the age of 3 and every one to two years until the age of 19. 

Drums Along the Waterfront to Offer Free Shuttle Bus Service

Drums Along the Waterfront to Offer Free Shuttle Bus Service

 

First Student will provide free shuttle bus service from two locations for the Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event taking place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, according to event organizer Jack Gaylord Jr. Featuring the top seven drum corps in the world, the event will take place at Robert E. Rich, Sr. All-High Stadium, 2885 Main St., Buffalo.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 26 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 26 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on July 26. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on July 26 (weather permitting) will be violinist David Adamczyk from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by the Kathy Moriarty Trio from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Market dietitian Nicole Klem and Meals on Wheels for WNY will occupy the market’s community group tables. 

First Annual Art Mart Highlights Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

First Annual Art Mart Highlights Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

 

Art Mart — a unique outdoor arts and crafts supply sale, show and swap — highlights a list of upcoming events at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, artists and crafters will be offering their work for sale at this special one-day event to benefit the gallery’s Art Scholarship Fund.

Artist vendors are invited to sell their extra supplies and artwork during Art Mart, resulting in affordable art supplies for art students and individuals who would like to try a new hobby. For more information, please visit www.etjgallery.com.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 19 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 19 Highlights

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on July 19. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on July 19 (weather permitting) will be singer/guitarist Rob Falgiano from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by singer/guitarist Paul Arata from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A Wellness Lane, sponsored by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, will also take place on Saturday. 

Catholic Charities Awarded $100,000 Grant from Ralph C. Wilson Foundation

Catholic Charities Awarded $100,000 Grant from  Ralph C. Wilson Foundation

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has received a $100,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation to support case management service coordination for military members and their families throughout the eight counties of Western New York. The grant reflects a commitment of $100,000 over the next three years.

The Ralph C. Wilson Foundation provides support to charitable and educational purposes with a mission to support non-profit organizations that make a tangible positive impact on people's lives.

Catholic Charities sought the funds in its effort to ensure that the organization is responding to the needs of the many current and past military members and their families in our communities. A Vision Military committee was begun more than a year ago and this support will help to further the group’s goal that clients and the community see Catholic Charities as responsive to the needs of servicemen and servicewomen.