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Community Event #2 - Don't miss our Sunday Movie: Curious George!

WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!
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In the last ten years, addiction to painkiller medications and prescriptions has increased 400% and taken hold in our communities. Every 19 minutes in our country, we lose a person to opiate addiction, which is no different than taking heroin.

 

WNED-TV’s production, Tragedy & Hope Stories of Painkiller Addiction, shares the experiences of young people from Western New York who are struggling with addiction recovery. Most of the young people are making progress towards wellness and they discuss their long term fight for recovery; others have not been as fortunate. By utilizing their personal stories backed by addiction treatment specialists, researchers and parent insights, the hope is to raise awareness and advocacy for this serious epidemic in our community.  Prescription painkiller addiction has no gender, race, or social status symbolism; it can affect anyone, at any age.

 

Thank you for taking time to learn about this project and be willing to use these resources to make a difference in the lives of our youth. Our hope is that these materials bring awareness to this topic and offer resources for those who may find themselves caught between prescription painkiller addiction and a path to wellness. An essential part of combating this recent epidemic is awareness and education. The earlier children learn of the dangers of this kind of addiction the better.

 

The resources are intended to supplement the program. They are designed for a range of audiences including middle through high school students and those who come in contact with young people. The lessons and activities were created with the intent of showing all or some of the accompanying program Tragedy and Hope Stories of Painkiller Addiction. Although each set of materials has been designated for a specific audience, they were created with the understanding that they may be adapted as needed. Educators in grades 6-12 are encouraged to adopt them as they are presented in this guide, but they can be easily integrated as segments that may compliment their current subject matter content, levels of complexity, and curriculum.

 

Myth or Fact (grades 6-12)          (whole lesson PDF)

Learning about Opioids (grades 6-12)          (whole lesson PDF)

The Cycle of Addiction (grades 9-12)          (whole lesson PDF)

Contemplating Nature vs. Nurture (grades 6-12)          (whole lesson PDF)

Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Campaign (grades 9-12)          (whole lesson PDF)

The Brain on Autopilot (grades 9-12)          (whole lesson PDF)

Decisions and Consequences (grades 9-12)          (whole lesson PDF)

Commitment to Recovery (grades 9-12)          (whole lesson PDF)

 

Download the entire Educator's Guide

 

 

 

Additional resources:

 

 

 

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“Making a Difference” will recognize and encourage the selflessness that shapes our community. Nominations are currently open. 

BUFFALO, N.Y. – WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto is launching a new multimedia initiative that recognizes area citizens who are contributing to the betterment of our community. “Making a Difference” will spotlight individuals who are going above and beyond to make Western New York a better place to live. It is also meant to encourage other residents to participate in meaningful activities that make a difference in the lives of others.

Published in Press Room
Thursday, 02 January 2014 00:00

Antiques Home Show

 
WNED│WBFO's
Antiques Home Show
May 10, 2014 
Act quickly- This event sells out fast!
There are 4 sessions to choose from:
9:30 am-11:00 am
11:00 am-12:30 pm
1:00 pm- 2:30 pm
2:30 pm-4:00pm

 

Pre-sale for tickets is complete.

 

To purchase tickets, please go directly to the event on Saturday!

 

 


Do you have an antique lamp sitting in your attic collecting dust? Or perhaps you’ve always wondered if the end table you inherited from Great Aunt Myrtle is worth anything. Come on down to WNED|WBFO’s Antiques Home Show and get the answers you’ve been looking for!


Your antiques will be verbally evaluated by an expert appraiser for only $10 per item and you can bring as many as six items total!


Appraisers in the following categories will be available to give assessments: Ceramics, China, Glass, Pre 1940 Folk Art, Paintings, Jewelry, Silver, Pottery, Stoneware, Redware, American Arts & Crafts, Mid-Century Modern, Collectibles, Small  Pieces of Furniture, Sports Collectibles, Books, Toys & Dolls, Lamps, Clothing, Textiles and Quilts.


Please note: We do not recommend bringing large pieces of furniture, as we cannot help with moving or transporting items.  Participants will be responsible for moving their items. Dollies and moving assistance are not provided by WNED.  You are welcome to bring two guests with you at no additional charge.


WNED|WBFO’s Antiques Home Show takes place in the WNED Studios, located at 140 Lower Terrace in downtown Buffalo, right next to the Adam’s Mark Hotel.


No weapons permitted.  Anything perceived as a weapon will not be permitted!


WNED is not responsible for any lost, stolen or broken items.

 

Thanks to our local appraisers for supporting WNED│WBFO:


Dana Tillou of Dana Tillou Fine Arts


Pre 1950 Paintings, Folk Art, Watercolors, Objects of Art, Americana

417 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY 14202
Wednesday- Saturday 11am-5pm • (716) 854-5285
www.danatilloufinearts.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


A 1959 graduate of Duke University, Dana Tillou started in the business with Peter Tillou, who is nationally known today. He has been in business for 44 years at one location. Early Art (including fine art appraisals) is his specialty. He does four national shows each year. Well known in the Western New York area, Tillou’s assistance in organizing and executing the Antiques Home Show has been invaluable to us.

 

John Marfoglia of John & Kristin Marfoglia Antiques – JM Gold Buyers
General, Mid-Century, Modern
1484 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216 • Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm
(716) 913-8549 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


John Marfoglia grew up around the antiques business. His father was an artist who worked with antiques. John acquired the skills of buying and selling, learning the business while growing up in the area. John didn’t go to college; he started out as a general contractor. His peers convinced him to leave that business to become a part-time appraiser, which he has been for 19 years. He has had his own store on Hertel Avenue for ten years. In between his part- and full-time work, he worked 18 national shows per year. He has an internet business that specializes in antiques research, which he now uses more than his reference books. We would like to thank John for his valuable assistance in organizing and executing the Antiques Home Show.

 

Ron Cozzi of Old Editions Book Shop
General Used & Rare Books, Prints, Maps, Atlases, Autographs
74 East Huron St., Buffalo, NY 14203 • Monday - Saturday 10am- 5pm
(716) 842-1734 • www.oldeditions.comThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Ron Cozzi opened his book shop in Buffalo in 1976 and is now settled downtown at East Huron and Oak Streets. His shop is one of the country’s largest antiquarian bookstores with 35,000 square feet of retail and warehouse space.

 

Ellen DeWind, Ph.D. & Vincent DeWind of Angel Restoration
Textiles, Quilts, Samplers, Clothing, Paper, Maps
48 Oakland Rd., Williamsville, NY 14221 • By appointment
(716) 634-0269 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Ellen DeWind, Ph.D., has a background in apparel and textiles as a faculty member at Buffalo State College. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Home Economics Education and a Ph.D. in Communications. Vincent DeWind has taught art for over 44 years and has a B.S. and M.S. in Art Education. They are partners in Angel Restoration, conservators in private practice specializing in textiles, art objects and paper.

 

Ernest Kionke of Ernest Kionke Antiques
Pottery & Porcelain, Restoration Services
By Appointment Only  •  716-667-7384 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Since 1976, Ernest Kionke has provided Western New Yorkers with professional china, pottery, and porcelain and gold-leaf restoration services. In addition he is qualified to provide USPAP-certified appraisals and has quality antiques for sale at the Ontario Antique Mall in Farmington, New York.

 

George P. Ziemer of Sandra Ziemer, Inc. Fine & Costume Jewelry, Sterling Silver
5555 Kraus Rd., Clarence, NY 14031 (716) 741-2120 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Gail Streng of Antiques Americana  Toys, Dolls, Silver, China, Furniture, General
 (716) 759-2797 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Gail Streng has been in the antique business for 36 years. Over the years, she has
had three shops in Williamsville and now has booth #3 at the Premier Antique
Center in Clarence, NY.

 

Gerry Strobel of Strobel's  Antiques     Silver, Pottery, China, Glass, Metal, American Arts & Crafts
 5629 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221  Mon.- Tues. 11am-5pm & Thurs.- Saturday 11am-5pm
(716) 631-0173 • www.strobelsantiques.comThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Gerry Strobel has been active in the appraisal, purchase and sale of antiques and collectibles since 1986. His participation in the local market ― as well as national trade shows ― has provided him with knowledge of the global market for such items.

 

John Tobin of The Antique Lamp Company
Antique Lamps, Shades, Lighting, Clocks & Gifts
1213 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216 • Tuesday- Saturday 11am-4pm
(716) 871-0508 • www.antiquelampco.comThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


John Tobin is the owner of The Antique Lamp Co. specializing in the sale and restoration of floor, ceiling, and table lamps from the mid-1800s to the 1940s. On Hertel Avenue for more than 12 years, Tobin is Buffalo’s only full-time professional lamp restorer, with a full inventory of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Mission, Victorian and Modern lighting.

 

Alan Tober of Alan-tiques • Antique World, Clarence, NY • (716) 839-0208
General, Sports (vintage equipment), Stoneware, Redware, Primatives


Alan Tober has a master’s degree in American culture and history and started out in period furniture. His interest in sports helped him branch out to the area of vintage sports and sports memorabilia. He also has an extensive knowledge of local history and has been in business locally for over 25 years. He has a shop at Antique World in Clarence every Sunday and is a participant at the Genesee Country Museum Antique Show each year.

 

Guy Andriaccio, Jr. of Buffalo Antiques
Furniture & Decorative Items – Generalist (Georgian & Victorian Era)
1539 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216 • Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 5pm
(716) 832-4231 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Guy Andriaccio Jr. has been in the Antique Business for over 20 years.  Buffalo Antiques has been located on Hertel Avenue for 16 years.  The well appointed showroom offers items from the 1800’s to the current styles.  Guy is an expert with antique furniture and decorative items and is also a generalist.  He also works with many of the area decorators in town.

 

Bruce S. Ader of Bruce Ader Appraisals, Estate Liquidations, Antiques
General

(716) 510-4484  www.bruceader.com

 

Will Faller of Will Faller Fine Arts & Antiques
Watercolors, Prints
31 Elm St., East Aurora, NY 14052 • Monday - Saturday 10am- 5pm
(716) 430-1762  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

                

 

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WNED|WBFO and The Buffalo News are collaborating to present a series of in-depth, individual interviews with candidates for the Buffalo Board of Education.  This year’s election has attracted significant interest from the community with over a dozen candidates expressing interest in the race.  The Buffalo Public School District is under pressure to improve failing schools and boost its graduation rates. It is one of the most contentious times for school leadership, as Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown faces intense criticism from stakeholders, overseeing 34,000 school students. The outcome of the Buffalo School Board election could change the balance of power and determine the fate of Superintendent Brown’s leadership.
 
The upcoming May 6 election is for the three Member at Large seats.  Each is for a five-year term. For more information about voting and upcoming elections, visit the Erie County Board of Elections website at elections.erie.gov.

The candidate interviews were conducted by the following WBFO and The Buffalo News reporters:

Eileen Buckley
Senior Education Reporter
WBFO-FM

Tiffany Lankes
Education Reporter
The Buffalo News
Deidre Williams
Education Reporter
The Buffalo News

Mary Pasciak
Education Reporter
The Buffalo News
Sandra Tan
Education Reporter
The Buffalo News

 

The program will air on WNED-TV leading up to the election and the interview segments will be available on wbfo.org and buffalonews.com

Listen to the interviews.

 

WNED-TV airdates:

Friday, May 2 from  8 – 10 p.m. 
Sunday, May 4 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 4 from 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.

 


Funding for this program has been made possible in part by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Published in Outreach & Education
Monday, 23 December 2013 00:00

New Year, New Website!

Welcome to the all-new wned.org! Check out the FAQ's regarding our new site.

Q:  Why was a new website created?
A:   We wanted to create a website that helps you, the user, easily find any type of WNED ǀ WBFO information you’re looking for.  The new website was built to improve website navigation and search, contain more interactive content and present a complete picture of our organization by offering helpful information, resources and links.

Q:  What are the new features of the new wned.org?
A:  There are many new features to the new wned.org!
• TV and Radio program schedule on the homepage and on each station’s respective page
• Interactive calendar of events
• Color-coded navigation system by station topic
• Easy connectivity to our social sites on the side pop-out bar
• “Share” buttons to share our site’s content
• Pledge thank you gifts feature

Q:   How is the website organized?
A:   There are five color-coded sections:  Television, Radio, Support, Community and About

Q:   I have bookmarked my favorite wned.org pages on the former site. Do I need to bookmark them on the new site?
A:   Yes, you will need to find your favorite wned.org pages and re-bookmark them. However, bookmarks to radio online streaming remains the same.

Q:   Does news.wbfo.org still exist?
A:   Yes, you can still visit news.wbfo.org for all your local news and information. However, you can view all breaking news stories on the wned.org homepage.

Q:   Is the Fine Arts Report still available on the new wned.org?
Y:   Yes, you can still access all Fine Arts Report under the Events Calendar in the Community section.

Q:   Can I browse wned.org on my mobile device?
A:   Yes, you can view wned.org on any mobile device using the mobile browser.

Q:  Does thinkbright.org still exist?
A:  Yes, thinkbright.org still exists. Many educational resources found on thinkbright.org can be accessed on the new wned.org in the Community section.

Q:   Can I still donate on the new wned.org?
A:   Yes, you can still donate on wned.org under Support. You can also find information on other ways to give along with how to become a corporate sponsor. You can also make a donation over the phone by calling 1-800-678-1873.

Q:   Can my business advertise on the new wned.org?
A:   Yes, your business can become a corporate sponsor by advertising on wned.org.  More information can be found under Corporate Sponsorships in the Support section. More information can be found under Corporate Sponsorship in the Support section or by calling (716) 845-2201.

Do you have other website specific questions which aren't addressed above?  Visit our Key Contacts page or call (716) 845-7000 for further assistance.

 

 

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