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Movies and Book Signings Coming to Dog Ears Bookstore & Café

Movies and Book Signings Coming to Dog Ears Bookstore & Café

 

Fun-filled movie nights and book signings will take place at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café in the coming weeks. The nonprofit community bookstore is located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

October Movie Nights at Dog Ears will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 and 30. The fun kicks off on Oct. 23 with the family classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Featured on Oct.30 will be the supernatural (R-rated) thriller “Donnie Darko.” Snacks will be available at a nominal cost, and donations are welcome.

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Crews demolish run down home on Clark Street


BUFFALO, N.Y.- Crews were at work Wednesday tearing down a dilapidated house on Clark Street in Buffalo that nearby residents complained was an eyesore on the neighborhood and housed drug dealers and homeless people.

Residents, who had been calling for the home to destroyed since August, also said the house was on the verge of collapsing.

"My biggest thing was the house was demolished and taken care of before anyone ended up dead and the taxpayers would then have to pay because it would fall on the city," Sophia Wroblewski, a nearby resident told 2 On Your Side.

In August, a city official told 2 On Your Side that there are about 5,000 vacant structures in Buffalo they want to demolish.


Primordial Strength’s Steven Helmicki Increases Anti-concussion Efforts

Primordial Strength’s Steven Helmicki Increases Anti-concussion Efforts

 

East Aurora resident Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc., a top-level private gym located in Elma, has launched www.anticoncussion.com and developed two USA-manufactured neck training machines and two field manuals that teach progressive, safe neck training. Helmicki has also developed a coaching certification program to reduce the number of concussions among athletes.  

Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports

Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports

 

On Oct. 11, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs & Border Protection (CBP) commenced screening for the Ebola virus at select U.S. airports. Starting with New York’s JFK Airport, all travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will now undergo enhanced entry screening in an effort to detect overt signs of the deadly illness. This week, Washington-Dulles, Newark, Chicago O-Hare and Atlanta International airports will follow suit. These five airports receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations. 

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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 18 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 18 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Oct. 18. 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 Oct. 18 (weather permitting) will be Brian & Peg from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Porcelain Train from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community tables this Saturday will be Border Community Services of Niagara University and Yelp Buffalo. Additionally, Weiss Farms will be bringing their popular pumpkin wagon to the market on Oct. 18 and 25!

1903 synagogue on Buffalo's East Side demolished


BUFFALO, NY - Despite a rally by preservationists Saturday morning, crews went ahead and demolished a synagogue on Buffalo's East Side.

Preservationists told us the Jefferson Avenue shul was the oldest synagogue in the area and should have been protected as a recognized landmark. But city officials say the building posed a serious safety hazard.

Activists who chained themselves to a pillar inside the structure to prevent its demolition early Saturday were peaceably removed by Buffalo police officers.

Building and Inspections Commissioner James Comerford said that he gave the bulding's out-of-state owner ample time to make some changes but he says nothing was ever done.

It cost the city in excess of $80,000 to demolish the synagogue but they plan to go after the building's owner for that money.

Experts, Native Liberian to Discuss Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Experts, Native Liberian to Discuss Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

In light of the worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Daemen College will host a panel discussion of experts and also offer a personal perspective on the crisis from a native Liberian at the event scheduled for Oct. 20.

The panel discussion, which is part of the Daemen History and Political Science Speakers Series, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

“In addition to the health care threat of this deadly disease, the Ebola epidemic involves many political, cultural and government policy issues,” said Dr. Joseph Sahr Sankoh, Daemen associate professor of political science/African affairs and panel chair. “The range of expertise from the panelists will help put the public health impact of the Ebola outbreak into perspective and examine the broader implications of the virus as we face this international crisis.”

Panelists will include: