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Buffalo Board of Education Will Host Special Meeting

Buffalo Board of Education Will Host Special Meeting

From a Statement By the City of Buffalo- Board of Education:

Please take notice that pursuant to Section 5.2 of the By-Laws of the Buffalo Board of Education, Board President, Mr. Ralph Hernandez has called a “Special Meeting” of the Board to be held in Room 801 City Hall on Friday, July 1, 2011 at 12 PM.  The purpose of this meeting is to approve the proposed Educational Partnership Organizations for the Persistently Low Achieving schools, personnel matters and other items brought forth by the Superintendent. 

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.

Legislator Fudoli Invites Public To Attend Forums Focused on Farming in Erie County

Legislator Fudoli Invites Public To Attend Forums Focused on Farming in Erie County

Erie County Legislator and Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board Chairman Dino Fudoli, R-Lancaster, invites anyone with an interest in farms, farmland and food production in Erie County to participate in one of three scheduled public forums planned this summer throughout the county.

Discussions pertaining to farming, food production, and efforts to plan for agriculture in Erie County will be led by Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and American Farmland Trust. Attendees will be invited to share their thoughts about what can be done to support the viability of local farms.

“These forums are a great opportunity to share ideas and continue efforts already underway that focus on the future of farming and agriculture in Erie County,” said Legislator Fudoli.

Elephantastic Weekend at The Buffalo Zoo

Elephantastic Weekend at  The Buffalo Zoo

Elephantastic Weekend, presented by
Wegmans, WGRZ-TV, 97 Rock and Classic Hits 104.1

This weekend we celebrate our incredible Asian elephants, Jothi and Surapa, as well as elephants around the world! Event highlights include Elephant Painting With Surapa, keeper talks, raffles and enrichment activities. On June 4, the Niagara Frontier Reading Council will also distribute free books (while supplies last) as part of their "Wild About Reading Program." For more information, please call (716) 995-6133.

Dart Street in Buffalo: So Who Was Dart?

Dart Street in Buffalo: So Who Was Dart?

No Buffalonian could be more deserving of having a street named in his honor than the late Joseph Dart, inventor of the grain elevator. For Mr. Dart refused to patent his invention, preferring that it should be his gift to humanity. His spirit of service and humanitarianism would have been remarkable at anytime, but was especially so back in 1842, when his invention brought on the response, "Dart, I am sorry for you; I've been through the mill, it won't do, remember what I say: Irishmen's backs are the cheapest elevators ever built."

ART Community Dialog: The Voices of Western New York Artists

ART Community Dialog:  The Voices of Western New York Artists

In keeping with the mission statement of community support, American Repertory Theater of Western New York has created a website and Facebook Page dedicated to opening up online forums to discuss issues facing WNY Artists. This new Website Public Forum page is entitled "The Voices of Western New York Artists."

These public forums are designed for all members of WNY Cultural Groups, media, individual artists and anyone with an opinion that faces Artists in Western New York.

Those visiting The Voices of WNY Artists website and the Facebook page are encouraged to post opinions, offer links to blogs & websites, announce upcoming shows and, most importantly, utilize their voices for the sole purposes of creating dialog and being heard.

100 Cities, One Night for Autism: Academy Award Director Gerardine Wurzburg

100 Cities, One Night for Autism: Academy Award Director Gerardine Wurzburg

100 Cities, One Night for Autism in Buffalo May 12

Celebrating “100 Cities, One Night For Autism”, the critically-acclaimed film, "Wretches and Jabberers", will play for a one night limited engagement in Buffalo on Thursday, May 12th at 7:30pm at Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main Street.


Directed by Academy Award®-winner Gerardine Wurzburg, the feature documentary follows two men with autism, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, who embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability, intelligence and communication. 
 

Watch the trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzZ_I0LoTaM