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SUNY Fredonia debuts new science center


FREDONIA, NY - SUNY at Fredonia is calling its new college science center a real "game-changer." The $60 million, four-story facility officially opened its doors on Friday.

School officials say that since construction began back in 2011 they have seen a huge jump in students enrolling for science programs.


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Open House and Cardboard Box City Event

Open House and Cardboard Box City Event

Family Promise of Western New York To Hold Cardboard Box City Event

Invites Community Groups and Individuals To Get Involved

Family Promise of Western New York will hold a Cardboard Box City and Open House Event on November 14th, 2014, at 5:00 pm at 149 French Rd. in Cheektowaga.
Cardboard Box City is a fundraiser in which people spend the night in a cardboard box to increase awareness about homelessness and raise money to support Family Promise, a local agency that helps homeless families with children remain intact while they transition to self-sufficiency.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Mystery Writers’ Workshop

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Mystery Writers’ Workshop

 

A special Mystery Writers’ Workshop will be offered at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café on Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2. The cost is $10 for individual sessions, $15 for two sessions, $25 for a single day and $50 for an entire weekend of activities. Registration is required; please contact the bookstore for details.

Aspiring mystery writers will have the opportunity to hear from and question experts from the criminal justice system as well as published authors in the genre. Presenters and workshops include:

Saturday, Nov. 1

Woman dead after being hit by train in Chautauqua County


PORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a 68-year-old western New York woman has died after her sport utility vehicle was hit by a freight train and dragged for more than a mile.

Authorities tell local media that an SUV driven by Phyllis Poloncarz of Portland was stopped around 5 p.m. Tuesday on railroad tracks in her Chautauqua County hometown, on Lake Erie 45 miles southwest of Buffalo.

Police say the vehicle was hit by a train and dragged for about a mile and a half down the tracks before the locomotive could stop.

Poloncarz, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities were planning to view tape from the video camera attached to the front of the train to see exactly what caused the accident.

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Primordial Strength’s Steven Helmicki Increases Anti-concussion Efforts

Primordial Strength’s Steven Helmicki Increases Anti-concussion Efforts

 

East Aurora resident Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc., a top-level private gym located in Elma, has launched www.anticoncussion.com and developed two USA-manufactured neck training machines and two field manuals that teach progressive, safe neck training. Helmicki has also developed a coaching certification program to reduce the number of concussions among athletes.  

Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports

Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports

 

On Oct. 11, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs & Border Protection (CBP) commenced screening for the Ebola virus at select U.S. airports. Starting with New York’s JFK Airport, all travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will now undergo enhanced entry screening in an effort to detect overt signs of the deadly illness. This week, Washington-Dulles, Newark, Chicago O-Hare and Atlanta International airports will follow suit. These five airports receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations. 

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 18 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 18 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Oct. 18. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Oct. 18 (weather permitting) will be Brian & Peg from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Porcelain Train from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community tables this Saturday will be Border Community Services of Niagara University and Yelp Buffalo. Additionally, Weiss Farms will be bringing their popular pumpkin wagon to the market on Oct. 18 and 25!