Our network

Metzelaars, McKeller and Bentley added to Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo

Metzelaars, McKeller and Bentley added to Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo

Western New York’s next Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo, the area’s largest biannual sports card and memorabilia show featuring over 100 tables of merchandise, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Grapevine Banquet Hall, 333 Dick Road, Depew.

Former Buffalo Sabres great Rob Ray will be on hand to sign autographs at the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $15 per autograph on any item. Additional guests just added to the lineup include former Buffalo Bills Pete Metzelaars, Keith McKeller and Ray Bentley. Metzelaars and McKeller will sign autographs from noon until 2 p.m. at a cost of $15 per item, while Bentley will sign for free with a purchase at his table throughout the show.

Community Sponsors

Are you interested in promoting your business to local customers?

“Hawaiian Experience” at Audubon Photo Club Meeting, Thursday, March 9

“Hawaiian Experience” at Audubon Photo Club Meeting, Thursday, March 9

Jamestown, NY – If you are ready for a “Hawaiian Experience,” you are invited to participate in the Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club’s meeting on Thursday, March 9.

Featured speaker is Arlene Bonnett, a teacher who developed a passion for photography after her retirement. Constantly honing her aesthetic and technical skills, she strives to share the emotion, the story, and the beauty of her everyday life experiences.

“I love all photographic genres,” Bonnett said, “and I am always trying new ‘captures’ to continue to develop my skills as a photographer.”

In 2016 Bonnett had the opportunity to fulfill two dreams: visiting the Hawaiian Islands and attending a photography workshop by a well-known professional photographer. The workshop was conducted by Gary Hart, whose photos and writings appear in many publications. He was assisted by Don Smith, who also conducts various photo workshops.

Little Explorers Learn about Salamanders and Frogs at Audubon, Saturday, March 11

Little Explorers Learn about Salamanders and Frogs at Audubon, Saturday, March 11

Jamestown, NY – You and the child(ren) in your life can learn about “Salamanders and Frogs” at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers on Saturday morning, March 11. The program is for children aged three to eight and their favorite grownups.

March is the month when the living things that have been dormant all winter begin to awaken.

With the first warm rain of spring, roots, shoots, frogs and salamanders start to move. These amphibians emerge from their winter burrows and begin moving to their spring pools to lay eggs.

You will learn about different kinds of salamanders and early frogs, what they need, and -- if the rain has already come -- look at some eggs, tadpoles and maybe even adults. After the lesson you will go for a hike and then come in for a snack and a craft.

The 10 to 11:30 a.m. program runs rain or shine, and going outside is the most important part, so plan to come dressed for the weather.

Preventing Falls is the Topic of Rural Outreach Center Event

Preventing Falls is the Topic of Rural Outreach Center Event

Did you know that falls are one of the most preventable causes of injury for older adults? In fact, one out of three adults will fall this year but only half of these individuals will mention it to their doctor. And, falling once greatly increases the risk of falling again. 

This will be the topic of a rescheduled event to be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at the Rural Outreach Center, 730 Olean Road, East Aurora. Karen Shalke, an occupational therapist and community liaison for Catholic Health’s Living Independently for Elders program at the Our Lady of Victory Senior Neighborhood, will discuss many simple steps that can be taken to prevent falls. The event is free and open to the public.

Community Sponsors

Are you interested in promoting your business to local customers?

Audubon’s First Friday, March 3: Can Dumpster Discards Help Animals?

Audubon’s First Friday, March 3: Can Dumpster Discards Help Animals?

Jamestown, NY – At Audubon Community Nature Center’s next First Friday Lunch Bunch presenter Peter Tucker will pose the question: “Can Constructed Habitats Help?”

At the 11 a.m. event on March 3, you can learn if humans can make homes that aid threatened and/or beneficial insects and animals.

Tucker is doing research to identify the most pressing environmental needs and determine where constructed habitat support can be beneficial in Western New York. He will share his results and seek input for project implementation.

Once a species, or a few species, are identified, the project will shift focus to finding local materials that can be used to construct the habitats.

Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo to Feature Appearance by Rob Ray

Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo to Feature Appearance by Rob Ray

Western New York’s next Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo, the area’s largest biannual sports card and memorabilia show featuring over 100 tables of merchandise, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Grapevine Banquet Hall, 333 Dick Road, Depew.

Former Buffalo Sabres great Rob Ray will be on hand to sign autographs at the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $15 per autograph on any item. 

This show will feature local and out-of-state dealers showcasing vintage as well as newer sports cards and memorabilia, including items from Memorial Auditorium, publications, programs, pennants, autographs, photos, videos, souvenirs and much more. J.M. Bobbing Head Restorations, specializing in paper mache dolls, will also take part in the event; bring in any paper mache dolls needing repair for evaluation.

Daemen’s Paralegal Program Earns ABA Approval

Daemen’s Paralegal Program Earns ABA Approval

AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College’s Paralegal Studies Program has been granted approval by the American Bar Association, making it one of only two ABA-approved college programs in the Buffalo Niagara region.

Following an extensive evaluation process, the seven-year approval for Daemen’s program was awarded by the ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals. The college’s paralegal studies program was determined to have met rigorous requirements in curriculum, faculty selection and instruction, quality of student work, and support by administration and the legal community.

“Designation as an ABA-approved program is a key milestone that speaks to the exceptional quality of our paralegal studies program,” said Dr. Michael Brogan, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “We are proud of this achievement and the program’s commitment to academic excellence in educating future paralegal professionals.”