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Food Bank Ready for Rockin' Fundraiser

With a dozen great WNY bands performing, you know it's going to be a party. Rock For food, this Friday night at Pearl Street Brewery, is an annual event which benefits the Food Bank of Western New york. It is designed to raise funds, raise awareness, and collect food items for the Food Bank.

More info is here: http://www.wgrz.com/life/community/calendar/article/52541/123/Rock-for-Food-2011--

 

 

Pulling Out The Stops To Improve School Attendance

BUFFALO, NY - The NY State Department of Education has produced studies showing a direct relationship between a given school district's graduation rate,...and its rate of student absenteeism.

There may be no better an example of that than the Buffalo Public Schools, which are plagued by both high absenteeism and low graduation rates.

The State Education Dept. studies also reveal that graduation rates drop noticeably in districts where attendance rates fall even below 95%...and that out of the seventy schools that make up Buffalo Public schools, only three of them have consistent attendance rates of 95% or above.

Tuesday brought about the second of a three-day, first of a kind effort to change that.

HomeFront’s FREE Homebuyer Seminar!

HomeFront’s FREE Homebuyer Seminar!

Do you want to buy a home but don’t know where to start?  Are you afraid that your credit history may prevent you from buying your dream home? Do you want to consult with a housing specialist to make sure you’re getting a safe affordable deal? If you answered yes to any of these questions then attend HomeFront’s 

Local Publishing Company Looking for Aspiring Writers

Local Publishing Company Looking for Aspiring Writers

Founded by Buffalo native Mark Pogodzinski, No Frills Buffalo will consider works submitted in the fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories, graphic novels, young adult and picture book categories. In the past year, No Frills has published three books by local writers: “Flashes and Specks,” a novel by Pogodzinski; “Diamonds in the Rough,” a compilation of short sports-related stories by West Seneca resident Joe Kirchmyer; and “How to Tame a Macker,” a children’s book written by Mark Privateer and illustrated by Nicole Haberer. Several more books by Western New York writers are currently in the works.

Buffum House Day of Caring with Council Member Michael P. Kearns

Buffum House Day of Caring with Council Member Michael P. Kearns

On July 27th 2011 the Buffalo Common Council South District office of Michael P. Kearns held a "Day of Caring" in partnership with the Faculty and Staff of Erie Community College, The Buffalo and Erie Country Historical Society, Buffalo Re-use, City-Corp, and Majewski Landscaping to the support the adaptive reuse and restoration of the Historic Buffum House in South Buffalo.

Grand Re-Opening of the Adam Mickiewicz Library

Grand Re-Opening of the Adam Mickiewicz Library

The Adam Mickiewicz Library has been closed for 17 years. But it will be  reopening at 7PM on September 17, 2011.

There will be a special reopening ceremony featuring a few speakers and ribbon cutting.

A tour by librarian Mary Lanham whose hard work has brought the library back to life and refreshments will be served following the event.