Join The Olear Team at the Family Health Fair

Join The Olear Team at the Family Health Fair

NEW OLEAR BANNERA Family Health Fair presented by Senator Michael Ranzenhofer will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Free and open to the public, the event is being held in conjunction with Assemblyman Ray Walter and Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, and is co-sponsored  by Kaleida Health.

More than 85 organizations will offer health information, screenings and services during the event. Healthy highlights include a balance and fall risk assessment, blood pressure checks, a bone density heel scan, cholesterol screening, foot screening, glucose testing and hearing screenings. Other screenings and services will include a medicine/prescription review, depression screening, Prevnar vaccinations, prostate cancer screening, skin cancer screening, the Vial of Life Program and more!

The Olear Team will also be there, so please stop by and see us for a chance to win an Amazon Kindle!

Reservations are not required. For more information, please contact Senator Ranzenhofer’s office at 631-8695.

Summer 2015 Concert/Festival Calander

This year’s Concert/Festival Calendar 2015 courtesy of the The Olear Team/MJ Peterson!

6/25/2015 9:00PM Music Grace Stumberg with Blue Rootz Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo, NY
6/25/2015 6:00PM Music Spoon with July Talk Canalside, Buffalo, NY
6/25/2015 6:00PM Music Tim Barry The Studio at the Waiting Room, Buffalo
6/25/2015 6:00PM Music Gimme Buffet Ramada Hotel, Getzville, NY
6/26/2015 8:00PM Music McZill & Katie Ann w/ Paul Athoe, Bobby Angel Babeville, Buffalo, NY
6/26/2015 9:00PM Music Hayden Fogle Band Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo, NY
6/26/2015 6/28/2015 7:30PM Music Nickel City Opera: The Marriage of Figaro Riviera Theatre, N. Tonawanda, NY
6/26/2015 6/28/2015 All Day Music Exposure Concert The Cove, Depew, NY
6/27/2015 9:00PM Music BackBeat ’64 (Beatles Tribute Band) Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo, NY
6/27/2015 Festival Taste of Diversity Buffalo, NY
6/27/2015 6/28/2015 Festival Roycroft Summer Festival in East Aurora East Aurora, NY
6/28/2015 Festival Wurstfest Buffalo Riverfest Park, Buffalo, NY
6/28/2015 2:00PM Music Town Pants w/ McCarthyizm RiverWorks, Ganson St, Buffalo
6/30/2015 6:30PM Music Steve Miller Band Artpark, Lewiston, NY
6/30/2015 7:00PM Music Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Elmwood & Bidwell, Elmwood Village
6/30/2015 5:00PM Music Workingman’s Dead Larkin Square, Buffalo, NY
7/1/2015 6:30PM Music Marianas Trench Artpark, Lewiston, NY
7/1/2015 7:00PM Music Black & Blues Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo,  NY
7/1/2015 6:00PM Music High Horse & The Maniacs Gateway Harbor, N. Tona, NY
7/1/2015 5:00PM Music David Michael Miller w/ Miller/The Other Sinners w/ Zuri Larkin Square, Buffalo, NY
Niagara Falls Pedestrian Project Begins

Niagara Falls Pedestrian Project Begins

Photo simulation above (courtesy of Hatch Mott) shows the plan to improve public access to the waterfront in Niagara Falls; at bottom is the current street pattern.

For years, walking close to the Falls has been difficult for visitors– access to the natural wonder was impeded by embankments and dangerous street traffic.  Robert Moses Parkway has blocked off most of the Niagara river leading to the Falls, which is rich with natural beauty and views across the river.

Yesterday, work began to move one mile of the Parkway, which many hope will open the waterfront to new opportunities, including the goal of making the area a “riverway.”  Other projects have already commenced, and the city has some $40 million to use in updating the American side.

New pedestrian crosswalks and paths are planned for the project, aimed at opening up access to the river and falls, and hopefully, developing the area as a more tourist-friendly destination.

Read more about the project here.

Buffalo’s Rebirth and Revitalization

Buffalo’s rebirth and revitalization has been featured in a lot of articles as of late– some posted here, some yet to be posted here.  In a recent article by a Canadian, we get yet another look of all the city has to offer, including up and coming communities, interesting cultural activities, and the new craft brewery scene.  Check out the fantastic article here, and you’re sure to be amazed at all our hometown has to offer.

Buffalo Brewfest to Become Outdoor Festival

Have you been enjoying Buffalo’s many outdoor festivals this year?  From Allentown’s Art Festival to this past weekend’s Blues Festival, there is something for everyone in Buffalo.  This August, Buffalo Brewfest will move from its location inside the First Niagara Center to Illinois street, in the cobblestone district.

The festival, scheduled for August 8, will include more than 50 craft beers from across the region, with live music scheduled.

Tickets, which include admission, 20 tasting coupons and a souvenir glass, cost $25. The Brewfest runs 5:30-9:30 p.m.

What’s Going on In Buffalo This Weekend?

Check out these great events in your own backyard!  There are a tonof events this weekend so be sure to check out our expanded concert calendar on our website.

July 11: Macedonian Festival, Blasdell

July 12: Buffalo Paddle Fest, Gallagher Beach, Buffalo

July 12: Highway to Hell (Ultimate AC/DC Experience), North Tonawanda

July 12: Burger Fest, Hamburg

July 12: First Annual Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival, Canalside, Buffalo

July 12-13: Taste of Buffalo, Buffalo