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Team of Less Than Four Tackles 440 Snow Removal Requests!

Team of Less Than Four Tackles 440 Snow Removal Requests!

Buffalo, New York- February 11, 2011-As seen in The Buffalo News, Buffalo AmeriCorps members are continuing to fight the large snow accumulations remaining at local properties of senior and disabled Buffalo residents. Between December 2nd, 2010 and February 10, 2011 Buffalo AmeriCorps members from The Belle Center successfully responded to 440 snow removal requests through the City of Buffalo’s 311 Call Resolution Center with more on the way!

Whether it’s the north, south, east or west side of Buffalo, a small team of less than 4 AmeriCorps members have been tirelessly responding to the icy task of snow removal.

Daytuan Antonetti-Buffalo AmeriCorps Program Director stated: “Serving is what we do and the smiles on the senior and disabled faces when they are able to safely get in and out of their homes is simply priceless!”

Legislator Miller-Williams Announces HEAP Sessions Set in 3rd District for February and March 2011

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams (D-Buffalo) is announcing that Heating Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) outreach sessions will be held at several locations within the 3rd  District . All HEAP sessions will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information, people can contact the HEAP hotline at 858-7870, visit http://www.erie.gov/depts/socialservices/heap.asp to access information about HEAP or contact Ms. TuWanner Cleveland, Legislative Assistant at (716) 842-0490.



Schiller Park Community Center

2056 Genesee Street

Buffalo, NY 14211



Friends to the Elderly

118 E. Utica Street

Buffalo, NY 14209

Co-Sponsored with Legislator Grant 7th District


NEW World Renowned Parent-Child Home Program Kicks-Off at Belle Center

NEW World Renowned Parent-Child Home Program Kicks-Off at Belle Center

Buffalo, New York – February 7, 2011 – The Belle Center is pressing forward to equip the diverse, low-socioeconomic children and their families on the Lower West Side of Buffalo with the tools needed for success in school and beyond through its NEW Parent-Child Home Program. Statistics show that students enrolled in Parent-Child Home Programs worldwide are more than 30 percent likely to graduate from high school than their peers who have not been in the program.

The New Parent-Child Home Program kicks-off February 7, 2011. The program is for children ages 1 and ½ to 4 years old. To enroll contact: PCHP Program Coordinator Nina Kean 716-845-0485 ext. 21.

Valentine’s Day-Themed Activities at the Buffalo Zoo

Valentine’s Day-Themed Activities at the Buffalo Zoo

Family Valentine’s Day AND Sea Lion Kiss Encounters!

Buffalo, NY – Have some fun with your loved ones at the Buffalo Zoo with Buffalo Zoo’s Family Valentine’s Day event on Sunday, February 13, 2011!

The event will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Enjoy animal enrichment activities and making cards for your family and friends (or even your favorite animal at the Zoo!). Activities are FREE with Zoo admission.

For more information, please call (716) 995-6133, or visit the Zoo’s website at www.buffalozoo.org.

The event schedule is as follows:

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Valentine’s Day card-making crafts (Activity will take place inside the education department’s Children’s Resource Center.)

The following animals are receiving a special Valentine’s Day enrichment at their exhibit:

BUFFALO ZOO PRESENTATION: Climate Change and its Effect on Polar Bears

BUFFALO ZOO PRESENTATION: Climate Change and its Effect on Polar Bears



Buffalo, N.Y. – The public is invited to a special presentation by Buffalo Zoo Curator of Education Tiffany Vanderwerf on climate change and its effect on polar bears. The free lecture is Sunday February 20th at noon at The Church of the Nativity, on Colvin Boulevard at Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda. The presentation is part of the Buffalo Zoo’s “Be Cool for Polar Bears” speaking tour.

The Out of Sync Child: Understanding SPD

The Out of Sync Child: Understanding SPD

Parent Network of WNY, Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) and People Inc. are proud to present distinguished national speaker Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A. at the annual "Parents and Professionals Learning Together" Conference on April 7, 2011 at Lucarelli's Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218  The conference will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Ms. Kranowitz will present The Out of Sync Child: Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder.

Full-Day Conference- April 7, 2011 

Carol Stock Kranowitz will present a practical, dynamic workshop for parents and professionals on how to identify and support children of all ages with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  Topics to be discussed include:

EPIC Hosts: "Jump Start Your Baby Smarts" Workshops at The Belle Center

EPIC Hosts: "Jump Start Your Baby Smarts" Workshops at The Belle Center

Buffalo, New York – January 27, 2011 – EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) will hold FREE parenting education workshops for parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers (pregnancy- age 3).

There will be 8 consecutive workshops: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. February 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 2011 at The Belle Center-104 Maryland St. Buffalo, NY 14201. Topics will include but are not limited to: What is your Baby Trying to Say; The Secret Lives of Babies: Eat & Sleep; A Doctor Talk; Read, Baby, Read and more!  A FREE Fisher Price Toy will be given upon successful completion of 4 consecutive workshops. For registration information call 716-332-4153. (This is Free and open to the community)!