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BNHV to Host New Book Club, Plans Stained Glass Event

BNHV to Host New Book Club, Plans Stained Glass Event

 

Events focused on 19th century books and stained glass will take center stage during two January gatherings at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

Beta Data: Warframe

Beta Data: Warframe

NATIONAL: If you like Mass Effect you will like Warframe. in most cases when you hear of a free first person player product, you may have a pre-conceived set of jusgements and expectation. The gameplay is very good.The game is very fast paced and customizable, th game i actually in beta this gam i vey good a the artwork, spls offeed beow, are excelent. In this free game, we witness the Griener, a race of alien marines battle what can be described as space zombies. As this game has gone frrom a Beta to a sellable product on Amazon, with a price, this is beig revieed.

So, thers the basic story, you are a robot. You duty is to fend oft haliens and save the world. The missions could be to destroy a reactor or save hostages, but in the long term your duties are to put a severe dent in the seemingly endless flow of aliens showing up.

 

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.  

Canadian Celtic Choir Plans Christmas Event in London

Canadian Celtic Choir Plans Christmas Event in London

 

Nearby London, Ontario, will host the Canadian Celtic Choir for “An English Christmas” for two shows on Saturday, Dec. 20! Performances are scheduled for 2 and 7 p.m. in London’s Aeolian Hall, located at 795 Dundas St. E.

The Canadian Celtic Choir will perform under the direction of William W. Zadorsky, accompanied by Jean Willadsen and special emcee Paul Grambo. The choir features more than 50 voices and was founded in 1996 to sing and promote Celtic choral music and culture in Southwestern Ontario. The choir has performed at numerous summer festivals, black tie benefits, special celebrations and its own self-produced concerts. 

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.

Annual Roycroft Winter Festival to Ring in the Holiday Season

Annual Roycroft Winter Festival to Ring in the Holiday Season

 

A favorite Western New York holiday tradition, the annual Roycroft Winter Festival is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 at the East Aurora Middle School, located at 430 Main St. across from the historic Roycroft Campus.

Featuring 35 juried artisans offering a wide variety of beautiful hand-crafted items, this year’s event will be dedicated to the memory of Edythe “Kitty” Turgeon, one of the four founding members of the Roycrofters-at-Large Association, who passed away on Nov. 3.