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Daemen Named Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association

Daemen Named Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association

Daemen College has been designated a Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite, the highest level awarded, by the American Heart Association (AHA) for the college’s efforts to help employees eat better and be more physically active.

This is the second consecutive AHA distinction received by Daemen, which last year was named a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite. The Fit-Friendly Worksites Program is intended as a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping workplaces make their employees’ health and well-being a priority.

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Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop it Announces Region’s First All-Female Hackathon

Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop it Announces Region’s  First All-Female Hackathon

The Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It is hosting the region’s first all-female hackathon, GDI Hacks. The event, which will take place on Saturday, February 7th, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., will be one of the first events to take place in the newly constructed 43North incubator, 640 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY.  During the hackathon, teams of women developers, entrepreneurs, technologist, web developers and marketing experts will be challenged to provide several area non-profit, women and minority-owned businesses with new or updated websites.

Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization created to provide affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn web, software and mobile application development through mentorship and hands-on instruction.

Winterfest brightens Chestnut Ridge Park


ORCHARD PARK, NY - The fifth year of the Erie County Winterfest was a big success on Sunday with perfect conditions at Chestnut Ridge Park.

This joint venture between the Erie County Parks Department and Orchard Park Parks and Recreation is a family-friendly event featuring hay rides, snow sculpture contests, sledding, tobogganing and much more.

Said Ed Leak of OP's parks department: "People love the variety of activities that take place both inside the beautiful casino and outside. And now, especially because the conditions are so great, the toboggan run is open, the sled hill is open, and people love coming out and using this beautiful jewel in Chestnut Ridge Park."

It's estimated that between 3,000 and 4,000 people enjoyed this event which was free and open to all Erie County residents.


Explore Buffalo Plans Social Event to Celebrate First Anniversary

Explore Buffalo Plans Social Event to Celebrate First Anniversary

Explore Buffalo has completed one full year of tours, events and programs that celebrate all things Buffalo – which means it’s time for a party! 

Join Explore Buffalo from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at historic First Presbyterian Church on Symphony Circle in Buffalo for their Landmark Social Event. Guests will celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and look forward to the many exciting new ways to experience Buffalo in the works for 2015.

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Art Event, Music to be Featured at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café

Art Event, Music to be Featured at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café

 

An art show featuring the work of local artist Fred Fielding will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. The public is invited to attend the event, which will also feature music by HEARsay, featuring Dave Kane and Michael Miskuly.

Fielding, a practicing dentist with Southtowns Dental and a self-taught artist from a family of artists, has been awarded signature status with the Pastel Artists of Canada. To view examples of his work, please visit www.fredfieldingfineart.com.

Winter Market on Hertel Continues on January 31

Winter Market on Hertel Continues on January 31

 

The new Winter Market on Hertel, housed in The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets location at 1547 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. The market will run every Saturday through early April.

In addition to The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, vendors taking part in the market on a full 20-week schedule include Alpine Made/First Light Farm & Creamery, Biscotti for Everybotti, Plato Dale Farm, Prudom Farms, Public Espresso & Coffee/BreadHive Worker Cooperative Bakery and White Cow Dairy! Participating on a 10-week rotating schedule are JJ’s Jams, Sandy’s Dandies, Chateau Buffalo, Fetch! Dog Treats and T-Meadow Farm. 

Winterfest returns to Chestnut Ridge on Sunday


ORCHARD PARK, NY - A lot of people will be making the most of winter this coming Sunday when Winterfest returns to Chestnut Ridge Park.

It's a free event featuring sledding, skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing, along with some warmer activities like roasting marshmallows and heating up by the fireplaces.

There will also be magic shows, snow painting and a snow sculpture contest.

"That's what we want to do is to continue the tradition," Eroe County Executive Mark Poloncarz told us. "People came here when they were kids. People that now have grandkids from the back in the '60s and '70s and even '50s. Now we are able to continue that tradition here in 2015, and one of the nice things about it is that is free."

Winterfest runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The magic shows are at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., and the snow sculpture judging is at 2 p.m.