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WNY Children’s Book Expo Returns in November to Encourage Kids to Explore

WNY Children’s Book Expo Returns in November to Encourage Kids to Explore

The popular and growing WNY Children’s Book Expo (WNYCBE), the area’s premier literary event for children, returns in November and will culminate with a special event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

The six-day event kicks off with KidsLit Week from Nov. 6-10, during which nearly 40 internationally acclaimed authors will visit area schools, libraries, museums and cultural venues to inspire a love of books in students from pre-k through middle school. Expo Saturday, on Nov. 11, is a day-long showcase of new and beloved books written for kids. Here, local, national and international authors will interact directly with children (and parents, teachers and school officials) through readings, book-signings, presentations and demonstrations.

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Buffalo Solar Solutions Expands With Opening of Southern Tier Office

Buffalo Solar Solutions Expands With Opening of Southern Tier Office

Buffalo Solar Solutions Inc., the successful solar energy startup that opened in South Buffalo in 2015, is expanding into the Southern Tier with the opening of a second location. The new office will be located at 13 West Main St. in Cuba, N.Y.

“Solar energy just makes good sense down there,” said Tyler Uebelhoer, who owns and operates Buffalo Solar Solutions along with his wife, Alicia. “We chose Cuba because we know we can help a lot of people. If you look at any electric bill from that area, you will notice that residents are being charged almost 30 percent more per kilowatt hour.”

Buffalo Solar Solutions specializes in rooftop and pole-mounted solar systems, and recently introduced solar pergolas to their growing product portfolio.

You Can Be Part of Audubon/BOS Bird Count on Saturday, October 14

You Can Be Part of Audubon/BOS Bird Count on Saturday, October 14

Jamestown, N.Y. – If you will be anywhere in western New York on Saturday, October 14, 2017, you can join bird-lovers from four counties to report species seen that day.

The Buffalo Ornithological Society (BOS) was established in 1929 to promote the study of the birds of the Niagara Frontier Region, which includes western New York and southeastern Ontario, Canada. This region is rich in bird life, with over 380 species and 25 recognizable subspecies of birds recorded.

Every second Saturday in October since 1939, the BOS has sponsored a one-day census of all birds in the BOS territory. The date was chosen to coincide with the end of the fall migration.

Audubon Community Nature Center supports this effort that both provides a fun day of birding and generates data which make a real contribution to the understanding of local bird populations. 

The Chicago Authority to Perform Fundraiser at Gowanda’s Historic Theater

The Chicago Authority to Perform Fundraiser at Gowanda’s Historic Theater

The Chicago Authority will be in concert at Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theater, 39 W. Main St., at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. The event is a fundraiser for the theater’s restoration and the Drums Along the Waterfront Scholarship Fund.

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Rural Outreach Center Seeks Part-time Case Manager

Rural Outreach Center Seeks Part-time Case Manager

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC), located at 730 Olean Road in East Aurora, is looking for a part-time case manager/social worker to join its team. 

The ROC’s model of care is designed to help individuals and families work toward self-sufficiency. The person hired in this role will be responsible for the intake of new participants, providing case management assistance and triage support. This position will also develop and coordinate the ROC’s Social Work Assistant Team and Housing and Job Boards, as well as update information on other programs. Timely and thorough documentation of work is essential, as well as providing necessary reports. 

Candidates must be familiar with community programs in southern Western New York, possess good communication and computer skills, and have the ability to work as a team player. A driver’s license is required.  

Buffalo Fan Fest to Feature Kelly, Reed, Smith, Thomas and More

Buffalo Fan Fest to Feature Kelly, Reed, Smith, Thomas and More

Come see the most former Buffalo Bills and Hall of Fame players in one place that anyone has seen in decades! Buffalo Fan Fest, an exclusive fan tailgate experience, will feature Hall of Fame players Jim Kelly, Andre Reed, Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas and coach Marv Levy. In addition, former Bills’ stars including Fred Jackson, Eric Moulds, Lee Evans, Darryl Talley, Scott Norwood, Booker Edgerson, Jeff Nixon, Pete Metzelaars, Roscoe Parrish and more will participate.

View Elk in Pennsylvania with Audubon

View Elk in Pennsylvania with Audubon

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Nature Center is offering a rare opportunity: a day-long fieldtrip to learn about and view herds of elk.

Elk once roamed much of North America but began to disappear from the East in the 1800s due to overhunting and habitat destruction. Reintroduction programs beginning in the early twentieth century brought wild stock from western populations back east. One strong population can be found in Benezette, Pennsylvania, about 80 miles southeast of the Nature Center.

At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4, the Audubon van will depart for Benezette to visit the beautiful Elk Country Visitor Center. After lunch in St. Marys, the afternoon will be spent learning about these majestic animals through displays and diorama, interactive touch screen exhibits, the touch and feel Discovery Room and, for an additional fee, the 4D story theater.