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2nd Annual Assumption Church International Harvest Festival

WGRZ-TV 2’s meteorologist Mary Beth Wrobel will be hosting the second annual International Harvest Festival, held at Assumption Church, 435 Amherst St., Buffalo, NY 14207 on Sunday, October 3, 2010.

The Polish Heritage Dancers of WNY are leading of the entertainment schedule and are joined by the Hungarian Scout Troop #58, Mr. Jim Hippert on Irish Concertina and Rwandan Dancers

Also being featured at the Harvest Mass 11 am, will be Mr. James Jarvis, a Scottish Bagpiper, who will be leading the very colorful procession into the church. The procession will feature everyone from children to seniors dressed in a variety of native ethnic costumes. 

The Mass will be featuring the St. Mary String Quartet including: Rebecca Torres, Sister Jeanette Schregel, Joan Smutko and Helen Butler.  The quartet will be performing before the Mass and during the Mass with Dr. Thomas Witkowski, the parish organist and director of the Chopin Singing Society.

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Rick Snowden Says Goodbye To Buffalo

Buffalo, N.Y. - He is the Rick in Rick's Tally-Ho strip club in Cheektowaga.

But he was also the man who bought, and tastefully refurbished, the historic Miller Mansion on Nottingham Terrace.

And as of Friday, Rick Snowden will be out of the mansion.

And soon he'll be out of the strip club business, and have Buffalo in his rear view mirror.

Last weekend, thousands of people came to Rick Snowden's garage sale to end all garage sales. Many said they were sorry to see him go, and thanked him for what he did for the community.

Scott Brown: "Did that surprise you?"

Rick Snowden: "No, it didn't surprise me, it made me feel sad. It was great to hear the work we had done here was appreciated by hundreds and hundreds of people."

Congressman Higgins Votes with Ways & Means Committee on Bill to Create and Protect American Jobs

Full House Set for Vote on China Currency Bill this Week

On Friday, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY -27) voted with his colleagues on the Ways & Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over trade issues, to pass H.R. 2378, the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act. This bill, of which Congressman Higgins is a cosponsor, would provide direct relief to U.S. businesses hurt by China’s currency devaluation policies and, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, has the potential to create over one million U.S. jobs.

Canisius College to Host Open House October 23

BUFFALO, NY - Canisius College will host an Open House for prospective undergraduate students on Saturday, October 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the college’s campus located on Main Street in Buffalo, New York.

Faculty, administrators and students will be on hand to greet prospective students interested in any of 75 majors offered by the college through the Richard J. Wehle School of Business, the School of Education & Human Services and the College of Arts & Sciences. Parents of students are also encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Students and parents may also register the day of the event at the college’s Montante Cultural Center on Main Street at Eastwood Place.

The program includes campus tours, academic presentations by faculty, and information involving financial aid, student life and the admissions process. Students can also learn out about service immersion and research and internship opportunities.

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Buffalo Zoo's Curator of Education to Observe Polar Bears in the Wild as Part of PBI Leadership Camp

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Tiffany Vanderwerf, the Buffalo Zoo’s Curator of Education, will travel to the tundra near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, from October 3-9 for a Communicators Leadership Camp sponsored by Polar Bears International (PBI), a conservation group. The Buffalo Zoo, which is part of PBI’s network of Arctic Ambassador Center Zoos, selected Vanderwerf based on her past outreach and community involvement. She will join 18 other educators and public relations professionals from the U.S. and Canada.

Veterans: Write Your Story

Veterans: Write Your Story

Our writers group is open to veterans of all conflicts. We listen, talk and write about our experiences because no one else can tell our story. Convert your thoughts and experiences into a memoir or short story. 

We meet on Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 PM in room 422-B at the VA Western NY located at 3495 Bailey Av., Buffalo, NY 14215.

Scheduled meetings are: Oct 18; Oct 25; Nov 1; Nov 12 (Special Friday meeting with ClaudeAnShin Thomas as guest speaker); Nov 15; Dec 6 and Dec 20th.

To see a WGRZ video about our group, click here.

Valerie Cronin Appointed Operations Manager, WCHOB Imaging Services Department

Valerie Cronin, CNMT, FSNMTS and Tonowanda Resident has been appointed Manager of the Imaging Services Department at Women’s & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.