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Distracted Driving Awareness Month nears its end, but the issue is an every problem for all

Distracted Driving Awareness Month nears its end, but the issue is an every problem for all

By Marissa Shorenstein, New York President of AT&T and Anthony Spada, President-CEO, AAA Western and Central New York

When you’re driving and your phone makes that familiar “ding” sound, what do you do? Sadly, that’s a life or death question. Every day, nine Americans die from distracted driving such as texting and checking their phones. In New York State alone, there’s an 840 percent increase in tickets issued for texting while driving since 2011. How come? Because some drivers don’t believe It Can Wait.

It Can Wait is the name of AT&T’s campaign to educate motorists on the dangers of texting while driving. As New Yorkers mark another Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it’s a shame this dangerous behavior continues. Despite the number of crashes, life-altering injuries and preventable fatalities, drivers continue to put themselves and others at risk.

“Picture Yourself on the BNMC, Powered by AT&T” Attracts Hundreds of Students and their Families

“Picture Yourself on the BNMC, Powered by AT&T” Attracts Hundreds of Students and their Families

Nearly 600 middle and high school students and their parents took part in the second annual  “Picture Yourself on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Powered by AT&T” event today in order to get a behind-the-scenes look at the variety of work that takes place there every day including medical, manufacturing, research and entrepreneurial organizations. The half-day event was designed to introduce future STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers, internships and volunteer opportunities to area students in grades seven through twelve and to demonstrate the importance of STEM education and the field’s significant  impact on the region’s resurgence.  Participation in the event exceeded the goal of 500 and increased by about 150 people compared to last year.

Celebrate Earth Day with Buffalo Olmsted Parks

Celebrate Earth Day with Buffalo Olmsted Parks

 

“A park is a work of art, designed to produce certain effects upon the minds of men.”

- Frederick Law Olmsted

 

Each year, Earth Day, April 22, marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. The year, 1970, was a time of immense industry in America. Air pollution was at its height and there were few if any, legal consequences to harming the environment. During this time, a consciousness emerged that combined anti-war movements with environmental concerns. The national day of celebration, founded by Gaylord Nelson, was to focus on the environment.

 

War Memorial Stadium, Remembering the Ol' Rockpile

War Memorial Stadium, Remembering the Ol' Rockpile

War Memorial Stadium, Remembering the Ol' Rockpile, 1937-1987 Jefferson, Best & Dodge Streets, Buffalo NY

With the Bisons 2016 home season opener this week at C.C. Field, it seems appropriate to bring back the memories of where we came from as local baseball fans.  

Buffalo Unconference Powered by AT&T Turns Attendees in to Presenters

Buffalo Unconference Powered by AT&T Turns Attendees in to Presenters

 

Free Self-organizing conference returns to provide for an opportunity for the collision of ideas and collaboration; hundreds of Western New Yorker to spend April 16th teaching each other new innovative skills

 

Shop on Amazon.com and Raise Funds for South Buffalo Alive

Shop on Amazon.com and Raise Funds for South Buffalo Alive

Do you shop on Amazon.com? If so, South Buffalo Alive is asking you to always start at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will then donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the local organization.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, aerie #46 - Pearl & Tupper Sts. Buffalo

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, aerie #46 - Pearl & Tupper Sts. Buffalo

 

July 27, 1914

In the presence of a crowd of 4,000 made up of Eagles of Buffalo, Lockport, Jamestown, Rochester, Olean, Tonawanda, Niagara Falls, Dunkirk & Depew the cornerstone of the new Eagles home at Pearl & Tupper streets was laid yesterday afternoon. ( July 26, 1914) 

Mayor Fuhrmann wielded the trowel, and the principal speech of the afternoon was made by Past Grand Worthy President Frank E. Hering of South Bend Indiana. Ernest W. McIntyre spoke of the history of aerie #46. Other Eagles of high standing in the state spoke as well. The cornerstone laying was preceded by a parade that formed at the site of the new building and after marching down Delaware through the business section, returned to Tupper & Pearl Streets. There were more than 3,000 persons in the line of march, which was headed by the grand & state officers.