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AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge produces community focused mobile apps

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge produces community focused mobile apps

Western New Yorkers will be able to turn to their smartphones for information on child care, Thruway conditions, rental properties, landlords and other topics, thanks to creativity and innovation that emerged from the 2014 AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge.

The winners of the two-month “virtual hackathon” were announced Dec. 4 by AT&T, along with community partners including the University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs Technology Incubator, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, d!g Buffalo and Hack Upstate.

The contest challenged local developers, entrepreneurs, designers and technologists to leverage open data to build smartphone apps that serve community needs. The competition aimed to connect and engage citizens with government and demonstrate how mobile technologies can lead to the next generation of tech jobs and investment.  

From Fossils to Handmade Jewelry, Many Discoveries Await at Past & Present Store and Museum

From Fossils to Handmade Jewelry, Many Discoveries Await at Past & Present Store and Museum

 

Every town and village throughout Western New York seems to have a business or attraction that many consider to be a “hidden gem.” In the Village of Blasdell, that unique place just waiting to be discovered by a new generation of visitors is Past & Present Store and Museum.

Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition to Open at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition to Open at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

An exciting new exhibit — Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition — is scheduled to open on April 24, 2015, at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in Amherst.

Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition will explore how the 18th Amendment sought to bring on an age of temperance and virtue but instead resulted in an increase of excess, indulgence and vice as Americans began to test the limits of one of the most unpopular pieces of legislature in American history.

AT&T Contributes $15,000 to the African American Cultural Center's Educational Directives Program

AT&T Contributes $15,000 to the African American Cultural Center's Educational Directives Program

AT&T recently presented a $15,000 contribution to the African American Cultural Center during a reception hosted by the organization.  AT&T’s contribution will support the African American Cultural Center’s Educational Directives After-School Program that provides homework assistance, tutoring, cultural and other education programs for local students. The African American Cultural Center has received numerous contributions from AT&T since the fall of 2012 totaling $45,000 in support of the inspirational work the African American Cultural Center does in the Buffalo community.

Pickles, Tea and Brunch on the Event Menu at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Pickles, Tea and Brunch on the Event Menu at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village has plenty of fun family activities planned during the month of November, from a celebration of National Pickle Day to a rare look inside the museum’s state-of-the-art collections storage building!

Heritage Village relies on the hard work and dedication of many volunteers, and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 15, will host a Volunteer Brunch for all those who have volunteered at the facility over the past year. Volunteers are asked to contact Heritage Village for more information.

Lorrie Morgan, Deana Martin Celebrate the Holidays at Seneca Resorts & Casinos

Lorrie Morgan, Deana Martin Celebrate the Holidays at Seneca Resorts & Casinos

Seneca Resorts & Casinos will get in the holiday spirit with five days of holiday concerts at each of its Events Centers this December. And with tickets starting at just $10, the performances will not only be festive but also very affordable. Lorrie Morgan will take the stage at Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca, N.Y. from December 3 through 7, while Deana Martin performs at Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y. the following week from December 10 through 14.

Diana Krall Headlines New Additions to November Entertainment at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino

Diana Krall Headlines New Additions to November Entertainment at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino

Five-time Grammy® Award–winning jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall will cap off an exciting month of November entertainment at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino this fall. Krall will perform inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center on November 29, and a variety of concerts inside the Bear’s Den Showroom also will take place throughout the month, including Thunderhand Joe & The Medicine Show, The Monkees Lead Singer Micky Dolenz, Williams & Ree: The Indian and the White Guy and Bobby Hendricks’ Drifters.