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Recruitment Event for Software Quality Assurance Professionals

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- If you have software testing experience, don’t miss out on the chance to meet with the hiring managers from our Quality Assurance team. We are currently hiring for multiple positions:

- Manager, Quality Assurance and Test

- Software Quality Assurance Testers

- Software Quality Assurance Leads

- Senior Test Automation Engineers

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is located at 257 West Genesee St. in Buffalo. Free parking is available in our visitor’s lot. The recruitment event is Thursday, October 14, 3–7 p.m. We offer alternative work solutions, comprehensive benefits, competitive compensation, a state-of-the-art health and fitness center and more.

For information on these and other career opportunities, visit our website.

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Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Holds 27th Annual Induction Ceremony

BUFFALO, NY (WGRZ)- The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame held its 27th annual induction ceremony at 7 pm On Thursday, October 7th, at the Tralf Music Hall on Main Street. 

For over 27 years, the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame has recognized individuals and groups who have left a great mark on the music scene.  This years inductees included Jack Blanchard, Misty Morgan, Ray Evans, JoAnn Falletta, Jessie Galante, Kathy Lynn and the Playboys, Eddie Tice and Mark Winsick. 

Kathy Lynn and the Playboys originated in western New York in 1963 and still perform today.  The band had local and regional hits from 1964 to 1966 and have shared the stage with The Four Seasons and Tony Orlando, just to name a few.

Buffalo City Mission Launches $1.8 Million Fall Campaign

BUFFALO, NY-- Buffalo City Mission has launched a $1.8 million campaign to help the growing homeless population locally. First-time homeless now make up the majority of homeless families locally.

Given the need for programs and services is growing rapidly, the Buffalo City Mission has set one of its largest fall campaign goals. The "One Mission, One Hope" fall campaign will raise critical funds needed to support the region's increasing poor and homeless community.

"More than 64% of homeless families living in Western New York are experiencing homelessness for the first time," said Executive Director Stuart Harper. "That's a troubling statistic and a sure sign that the people of Western New York are hurting."

International Institute of Buffalo Hosts 'Buffalo Meets Burma' at Asbury Hall

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Made possible by presenting sponsors M & T Bank and The Buffalo News, Buffalo Meets Burma is a night infused with Burmese culture, including a Karenni (Burmese ethnic group) dance troupe, blessing by local monks, food, photography by Buffalo's Brendan Bannon and Burma's Law Eh Soe, crafts, and the premiere screening of a video by Jon Hand about refugees from Burma.  Guests will even get the chance to learn a few phrases in the Burmese language.

The event is scheduled Thursday, October 7, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Asbury Hall (“Babeville” / “The Church”), 341 Delaware Avenue (at the corner of Tupper), in Downtown Buffalo.

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Fall is in the Air at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Apples, pumpkins ... fall is definitely in the air at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market! And, come out this Saturday, October 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for wine-tasting courtesy of Niagara Landing Wine Cellar. Buffalo Carshare will be there too to explain their unique service.

Please note that guests are subject to change. For a complete list of events and vendors, visit www.elmwoodmarket.org. Frequent updates are also available by becoming a fan of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market page on Facebook.

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market ... always fresh, always seasonal, always local!

Auto Q&A: Does Van Need New Spark Plugs?

Dear Tom,

I own a 2000 Chevy Venture Van with 54,000 miles. The transmission fluid has been changed twice and the coolant was changed about one year ago. Should I get the spark plugs changed before they get stuck in the head? The dealer wants to just clean them and not replace them. Thank you.

Cole from Buffalo, NY

Cole, 

2nd Annual Assumption Church International Harvest Festival

WGRZ-TV 2’s meteorologist Mary Beth Wrobel will be hosting the second annual International Harvest Festival, held at Assumption Church, 435 Amherst St., Buffalo, NY 14207 on Sunday, October 3, 2010.

The Polish Heritage Dancers of WNY are leading of the entertainment schedule and are joined by the Hungarian Scout Troop #58, Mr. Jim Hippert on Irish Concertina and Rwandan Dancers

Also being featured at the Harvest Mass 11 am, will be Mr. James Jarvis, a Scottish Bagpiper, who will be leading the very colorful procession into the church. The procession will feature everyone from children to seniors dressed in a variety of native ethnic costumes. 

The Mass will be featuring the St. Mary String Quartet including: Rebecca Torres, Sister Jeanette Schregel, Joan Smutko and Helen Butler.  The quartet will be performing before the Mass and during the Mass with Dr. Thomas Witkowski, the parish organist and director of the Chopin Singing Society.