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UB Marching Band Preview Set for August 29

AMHERST, NY-The University of Buffalo Marching Band is getting ready for another Bulls season.

The band will host a preview show at Kunz Field on the UB North Campus at 6 PM on Sunday, August 29th.

The event will feature the band's new football field show, along with performances by the Mt. St. Mary Academy Marching Band and the Buffalo Public Schools combined Marching Bands, Medina H.S. Marching Band and the West Seneca West Marching Band.

The show is free and open to the public.

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New Green Housing Unit

BUFFALO-There's a new low income housing unit in the City of Buffalo, and it's the first of its kind to get the green stamp of approval.

The building is called the Amherst Station and it's located at the corner of Amherst and Main Streets in North Buffalo.

The 2-story, $1.8 million project will is the first affordable rental housing unit to earn the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Program.

Sue Bissonette from Cazenovia Recovery Systems says that being kind to the planet wasn't the only reason to make the complex green.

"We put a lot of effort into making this building as sustainable and energy efficient as we possibly could...with the main goal being able to keep utility costs down for the tenants because of the affordability of the apartment," Bissonette said.

UB School of Architecture to Get Its Own Redesign

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo has announced a restoration and renewal project for the School of Architecture and Planning on the university's South Campus.  

The school is housed in Hayes Hall and Crosby Hall -- two of the most historic structures and iconic buildings at UB. Through the utilization of New York State critical maintenance funds, this $50 million project will preserve the historic exteriors of the buildings while creating academic spaces befitting a 21st century school of architecture and planning.

"This is an inspiring initiative," said Brian Carter, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning.

Eggertsville Firefighters Respond to Apartment Fire

EGGERTSVILLE, N.Y. - Firemen from the Eggertsville Hose Company extinguished a fire at the Princeton Court apartment complex, 129 Princeton Avenue, near the University at Buffalo South Campus, this morning.

Fire Chief John Buttino said firefighters responded to a report of smoke coming from the building and found flames in a kitchen spreading to the living room of apartment 3 when they arrived. Due to initial fears that occupants could still be in the building, a second alarm was struck, bringing additional crews from the North Bailey and Snyder fire deparments.

Firefighters worked quickly to bring the blaze under control in 17 minutes. Maitenance staff and an off-duty Buffalo Fire Department firefighter had already assisted residents in evacuating the complex, Buttino said.

The cause is under investigation. No injuries were reported. Damage is estimated at $225,000.

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New StudyQuad & QuietQuad at Buffalo State

Buffalo State College has a new StudyQuad and QuietQuad for the new school year. Here is information provided by the college and Lisa Forrest at the Butler Library:

All Buffalo State students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the grand opening celebration for our new QuietQuad Lab and StudyQuad Lounge.   The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Tuesday, August 31st at 12:00 p. m.  outside of E. H. Butler Library (just across from Cleveland Hall).

Our newest 24/7 computer lab features a comfortable lounge area, quiet study spaces, and a spacious assistive technology center.  Please join us in celebrating this beautiful new facility!

For more information: http://library.buffalostate.edu/news/2010/08/coming-soon-new-studyquad-quietquad/


World Rolling Series Inline Skate Competition

BUFFALO, NY-The World Rolling Series Inline Skate Competition is coming to Buffalo.

Over 100 amateur and professional inline skaters will compete for world ranking in the World Rolling Series, a national and international sanctioned skate competition.

The event will take place at the Xtreme Wheels Indoor Skate Park located at 356 Hertel Avenue on September 11th from 2-10 PM.

Seminar on Invasive and Destructive Pests

BUFFALO, NY-The Olmsted Parks Conservancy will host a seminar on invasive and destructive insects in WNY.

It will take place on Tuesday, August 17th from 5:30-8 PM at the Marcy Casino at Delaware Park.

It's an open event for residents of Buffalo and the surrounding communities.

The purpose is to provide training and education for the detection, identification and reporting procedure for forest pests such as the Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Longhorned Beetle.

The event is sponsored by the NYS Agriculture Department.

Refresments, a powerpoint presentation and a Q & A session are all part of the evening's activities.

If you want to go you're asked to e-mail an RSVP to rachel@bfloparks.org.