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RBC Wealth Management Committed to Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

RBC Wealth Management Committed to Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

RBC Wealth Management in Williamsville brought an example of a global environmental commitment to cleaning up the shores of Ellicott Creek. RBC employees, friends, and family members partnered with the Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER’s Spring Shoreline Sweep on Saturday, April 16.

As a corporate partner, RBC Wealth Management worked with volunteers to remove trash and debris from Ellicott Creek at Island Park in Williamsville.

Red Cross Issues Tornado Readiness Guidelines

Red Cross Issues Tornado Readiness Guidelines

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 27, 2011, 4:32 P.M.  – The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for all of Western New York until 10 p.m., meaning tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area.  The American Red Cross is urging residents to review and discuss emergency plans, prepare emergency supply kits, and be ready to act quickly if a Tornado Warning is issued.

During any storm, residents should monitor radio and television news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay informed about watches and warnings.  People should also be aware of the following tornado danger signs:

  • Dark, often greenish clouds
  • Wall cloud—an isolated lowering of the base of a thunderstorm
  • Cloud of debris
  • Large hail
  • Funnel cloud—a visible rotating extension of the cloud base
  • Roaring noise

The complete Red Cross Tornado Safety Checklist is here.

Should a tornado threaten or a Tornado Warning be issued, SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY.  Do not wait until you see the tornado.  The safest place to be in a tornado is an underground shelter, basement, or safe room.  Following a tornado, stay out of damaged buildings, watch for fallen power lines or broken gas lines, and check for any injuries.

For more information on how to be Red Cross Ready for a possible tornado, please contact the American Red Cross, Greater Buffalo Chapter at (716) 886-7500, or visit www.buffaloredcross.org.

National Grid Re-Energizes Gill Creek Park

National Grid  Re-Energizes Gill Creek Park

Niagara Falls park received an extensive spring cleaning from more than 40 National Grid employees in celebration of Earth Day and to help beautify their community

More than 40 National Grid employees returned to Gill Creek Park for the second time in three years to continue its efforts to beautifying this popular public park and community asset and to participate in the company’s tradition and dedication of volunteering in local communities and helping to safeguard the environment.

"Science, Technology and the Next Human Species" with Juan Enriquez

"Science, Technology and the Next Human Species" with Juan Enriquez

On Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m., Nichols School will host a lecture from Juan Enriquez, a renowned genomics expert, recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on the economic and political impacts of life sciences. He recently co-moderated the TED2011 program with Bill Gates.

“Science, Technology and the Next Human Species”

Juan Enriquez, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management; Co-Founder, Synthetic Genomics Inc.; former Founding Director of the Harvard Business School Life Sciences Project; and a global best-selling author.
Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
Flickinger Performing Arts Center
Nichols School - 1250 Amherst St., Buffalo, NY 14216

There have been at least 25 prototype humans. We are but one more model, and there is no evidence evolution has stopped.

Every Day is Earth Day

Every Day is Earth Day

April 9 10am - 4pm

 

Celebrate Earth Day with family friendly presentations, activities and prizes designed to promote sustainable living. h/c access Niagara Power Vista 5777 Lewiston Rd, Lewiston 14092 www.nypa.gov/vc/niagara.htm 286-6661

Turkish Culinary Art Classes @TCC Buffalo

Turkish Culinary Art Classes @TCC Buffalo

The Turkish Cooking Classes will start soon at the Turkish Cultural Center - Buffalo on 1517 Kenmore Avenue.

The classes will be held every other Wednesday between 6:00pm-8:00pm starting on March 16th 2011. There will be a total of 6 classes ending on May 25th. We will learn authentic Turkish recipes, prepare & cook them all together during the classes, and of course taste them at the end!

Marching Into Spring at the Tifft Nature Preserve

Marching Into Spring at the Tifft Nature Preserve
Nature’s Circle

Read a story and have some fun during an outdoor circle time at Tifft. Silly songs, games and lots of fun help little ones comfortably engage in a natural setting. Let’s learn to enjoy nature together!

Date/Time:

10:30-11:15 AM
Monday, March 14: Marching Into Spring

Ages: Ages 2-3 Fees: Non-Members: $4 per child and adult
$2 additional children with same adult
Museum Members save 10%! Registration: Pre-registration required. Register online or call 896-5200, ext. 338