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Cool Cats Weekend at The Buffalo Zoo

Cool Cats Weekend at The Buffalo Zoo

Celebrate a "purrrfect" weekend, and come to the Buffalo Zoo to see our fine felines in action! Enjoy enrichment for the animals and keeper talks about our servals, lions, tigers and snow leopards. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and is free with Zoo admission. Please call the Events Coordinator at (716) 995-6133 for more information.

Hispanic Youth Music Project to be Hosted at Canisius College

Hispanic Youth Music Project to be Hosted at Canisius College

Buffalo, N.Y. -- Canisius College is hosting the Hispanic Youth Music Project on Saturday, April 9. The project will be an evening of music and dance representative of several spanish-speaking countries. Students from the Enterprise Charter School and the Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy will perform, under the direction of master guitarists Mir Ali and Peter Zalocha.

The project is presented by Hispanics United of Buffalo and Latin American Students and Friends (LASF) student club at Canisius. The event starts at 7:30 P.M. at the Montante Cultural Center and admission is free. Donations will be accepted at the door.  

 

 

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services, Congressman Higgins Announce $68,150 from NeighborWorks Ame

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services, Congressman Higgins Announce $68,150 from NeighborWorks Ame

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and West Side Neighborhood Services announce help for Western New York, through a $68,150 grant from NeighborWorks® America, at a time when communities are taking early steps back from the housing crisis and jobs need to be created most.   This flexible funding source will help West Side Neighborhood Housing Services in a variety of ways, including providing key service delivery funds for homebuyer education, owner-occupied rehabilitation, foreclosure prevention and community building programs.

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services’ Executive Director, Linda Chiarenza, says these flexible funds are vital as Buffalo communities face increasing needs and decreasing funding.

Catholic Health Free Program for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Catholic Health Free Program for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Catholic Health Home Care is sponsoring a free Community Health Education Program for health professionals, family members, and caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related conditions, entitled, Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer: Gentle and Loving Management of Challenging Behaviors,” on Tuesday, March 8 from 6-7:30 pm at the OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room located at 55 Melroy Avenue in Lackawanna.

Verna Benner Carson, PhD, a nationally recognized author and guest lecturer on behavioral health and Alzheimer’s care, will be the featured speaker. A clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric/mental health nursing and associate professor at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Carson is best known for her work on the unique needs of the Alzheimer’s patient and a program she developed entitled, “Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer.”

ECMC Opens Unique Wound Care Center

ECMC Opens Unique Wound Care Center

Representatives from Erie County Medical Center, dedicated a Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center Thursday that will speed healing for trauma, surgical, diabetes and other slow-healing wounds in a unique facility for Western New York with six surgeons and three podiatrists.

Nearly 24 million people, 8 percent of the American population, have diabetes and 15 percent of those with the disease will develop chronic wounds.

The ECMC Wound Center, which the hospital built in response to closure and consolidation of  facilities at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle and ECMC, is a new, state-of-the-art facility with two hyperbaric chambers. It exists to help wound patients before ulcers and injuries lead to amputations.

Celebrate Carnaval at the Buffalo Zoo!

Celebrate Carnaval at the Buffalo Zoo!

BUFFALO, NY—Join the animal keepers of M&T Bank Rainforest Falls on Saturday, February 26 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for a very special celebration!

Carnaval will showcase the animals of the Venezuelan rainforest, as well as the culture and history of Venezuela. Event activities include animal enrichment and keeper talks, coloring and mask making crafts.

All event activities are free with Zoo admission and take place inside the Zoo’s M&T Bank Rainforest Falls exhibit.

2011 March for Babies is Kicking off at the Buffalo Zoo February 24

2011 March for Babies is Kicking off at the Buffalo Zoo February 24

March of Dimes is kicking off its annual March for Babies fundraiser Thursday, February 24 at the Buffalo Zoo. The event is one of the organizations most popular and raises over $200,000 annually.

The event starts at 6:00 PM at The Buffalo Zoo Children's Resource Center, 300 Parkside Drive in Buffalo. The event draws out over 1,500 walkers in support of the cause.

Nearly 600 babies are born premature every week in New York alone. The March of Dimes helps mothers with newborns, healthy and premature, and gives them all the tools they need to keep babies healthy.