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Music Camp Concert

BUFFALO, NY-300 students in grades 5 through 9 have completed their week of intensive music camp! 

On Friday, August 13th, they will hold band, chorus and string orchestra concerts beginning at 1:00 in the auditorium at BAVPA, 450 Masten Ave.

These students were hand picked by their music teachers at their respective schools to take part in the BAVPA camp that provided free transportation and enrichment activities for the young musicians.  A cafeteria reception will follow the concerts.

Buffalo Scupltures And Statues Being Cleansed Repaired And Restored

Buffalo, NY - You may have passed by but not not paid much mind to the various and sundry statues across the Queen City.

But more people are starting to take note of them due to a massive renovation project underway currently underway.

A Missouri based firm was hired by the City of Buffalo to inspect, clean, repair, and preserve with a wax coat, a total of 19 statues throughout the city this summer at a cost of $270,000.

"This is our history," said Don Siuta, Chair of the Conservation Committee of the Buffalo Arts Commission.

"This is where Buffalo came from and I think by preserving out history people have a better understanding of our city and why it's important. It also brings people to Buffalo," Siuta said.

It might surprise you to know how much art the city owns.

Almost 700 pieces including 200 statues scattered throughout the city.

Superintendent Says No to Teacher Transfer Requests

BUFFALO, NY (WGRZ) -- This year nearly 600 Buffalo Public School teachers submitted requests to transfer to different schools. The Superintendent says no requests will be granted.

Calling this his toughest summer as a Superintendent, Dr. Williams wants stability in every school building.  When asked why he believes so many teachers want to transfer, Dr. Williams said there are many reasons.  "They want to move to another school and historically in this district they have moved around. Some don't want to be with principal X, Y, Z."

The district is also has to replace six principals who retired. The schools in need of principals are Hutch Tech, Montessori, Leonardo DaVinci and Schools 3, 54 and 65.

On Monday, the Superintendent will get a list of the top three candidates for each of the schools. He expects to have principals in place by August 18.

William St. Accident Injures Four

BUFFALO, NY-Four people were hurt following an accident Wednesday morning on William Street near Bailey.

Buffalo Police say a vehicle was stopped waiting to make a left turn into a parking lot about 11 AM when another struck it from behind.

All of the injured were treated and released from St. Joseph's Hospital and no charges were filed.

Man Shot While Sitting on the Porch

BUFFALO,NY-A 28-year old man is in stable condition after he was shot late Tuesday night.

Police say the man was sitting on a porch in the 300 block of Box Avenue just before midnight when he was struck.

He's being treated for his injuries at ECMC.

 

Peace Bridge to Honor Blessed Mother Teresa

A well-known international landmark will be aglow on the evening of August 26 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Blessed Mother Teresa.

The Peace Bridge, which spans the Niagara River between Buffalo and Fort Erie, will be illuminated in blue and white, the colors of Blessed Mother Teresa’s order of women religious, the Missionaries of Charity.

Blessed Mother Teresa traveled the world, helping the poorest of the poor. During her lifetime, she brought her message of love and compassion for the destitute to Ontario and Western New York. The sisters of her order continue to minister where there is the most need. They are in Canada, the United States, and around the world, working in homes for the dying, in orphanages, and in hospitals.

The Vatican is currently considering Blessed Mother Teresa for sainthood.

Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, bishop of Buffalo, and Msgr. Wayne Kirkpatrick, administrator of the Diocese of St.

Tank Problem Causes Water Damage to City Hall

BUFFALO, NY - A giant holding tank that sits inside on top of City Hall caused a big mop up job on the 25th floor, which started leaking over the weekend.

The gusher sent water dripping down several flights of stairs and did some minor damage.

City Hall's observation deck will be closed through the end of the week so workers can plug the leak and get rid of the water.