Sunday, November 15, 2015


Laugh the Evening Away with:
“Kevin Kling Live”
In Collaboration with Canisius College and 
National Endowment for the Arts
Wednesday, November 18th from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Museum of disABILITY History
3826 Main Street, Buffalo

Laugh the evening away and get inspired through innovative storytelling! Meet Kevin Kling – part

funny guy, part poet and playwright, part wise man. Born with a left arm that was disabled, he

lost the use of his right one after a motorcycle accident nearly killed him. He shares his angle

on life’s humor and heartaches — and why we turn loss into story. The presentation is ideal

for theatre enthusiasts and writers, self-advocates, college students

and human service employees.

Museum Members – FREE
People Inc. Employees – FREE
Adults – $6.00
Students, Seniors, and Human Service Employees – $3.50

Registration encouraged.
RSVP to 716.629.3626

Saturday, November 14, 2015



by Mary Jo Lanphear

Sunday, Nov. 15,  2015

Greece Museum 2:00 pm. 

During WW II a number of children from Eastman Kodak England were brought here to live with host families in Rochester to keep them safe from the bombings of London.

Hear the stories of these KodaKids, some of whom preferred to remain in America after the war.

Mary Jo is the Brighton Town Historian.

You may register online at the Greece Public Library website go to calendar and click on event. Or call the library at 585-225-8951. "Please register each person attending the program."

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Orphan Irish Immigrants During 1849 Cholera Epidemic

Book Premiere Featuring Anthropologist Rosanne Higgins, PhD
“The Seer and the Scholar”
Friday, November 6, 2015 from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Museum of disABILITY History
3826 Main Street, Buffalo

Author Rosanne Higgins is introducing her latest book in the “Orphans and Inmates” series, entitled, “The Seer and the Scholar,” which tells the tale of three sisters who were orphaned on their way from Ireland to Buffalo and sought refuge at the Erie County Poorhouse.  “The Seer and the Scholar” takes place during the cholera epidemic of 1849.

Museum Members – FREE
People Inc. Employees – FREE
Adults – $6.00
Students, Seniors, and Human Service Employees – $3.50
Registration encouraged.
RSVP to 716.629.3626 or RSVP,

Tuesday, November 3, 2015



A public visioning meeting for the Town's Comprehensive Plan Update 2015 will take place Thursday, November 5 at 6PM at the Pittsford Community Library (24 State Street). Pittsford community members are encouraged to attend and provide input on the various components of the plan.

The purpose of the Comprehensive Plan update is to help define goals for Pittsford's future and the values that will inform our judgment in accommodating changes in the years ahead. In pursuit of this, the Comprehensive Plan citizens committee began meeting this past summer. It has considered such issues as factors creating a healthy business climate, aesthetic character of the community, improving walkability and visual quality of major corridors in and through the central portion of the Town, access to parks and trails and maintaining the rural character of the southern portion of the Town notwithstanding development to come. Among other things, the Committee is considering risks and opportunities with respect to each of these topics.

Your views on these and related subjects are necessary to make this plan a success. Please join us. You may also share your comments online HERE or go to our Comprehensive Plan Update 2015 and click the "Share your ideas" block.


Wright Inside:
Three Decades of Wright’s Interiors

On Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm, the Graycliff Conservancy, Inc. will present three experts on interiors of homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, from the 1920s through the 1950s.  The Graycliff Roundtable will be held in the auditorium of the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo.
The speakers, and their discussion, will focus on approaches to entryways, floors, ceilings, walls, built-ins, and approaches Wright took to accommodate specific client needs, during the mid to later years of Wright’s career.
Speakers will include: Daniel Chrzanowski, who with his wife Dianne are owners of the John and Syd Dobkins House (1953) in Canton Ohio; Jerry Heinzeroth, President of the Board of the Laurent House Foundation (1949); and Dirk Schneider and Scott Selin, restoration architects of Graycliff (1926-31).  Each of the speakers has extensive first-hand experience in the restoration of the interiors of these respective Wright designs.
The Dobkins House features a distinctive geometric design module based upon the equilateral triangle. This home is privately owned and not open to the public; thus this talk, which will include a powerpoint presentation, will offer a rare look inside the residence.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Lau rent House in Rockford, Illinois is the only building ever designed by the famed architect for a person with a disability.
Graycliff (1926-1931), the earliest home to be discussed this evening, was a precursor in some respects to the two later works. 
Admission is $10 for the general public, and free for members and volunteers of Graycliff and the Burchfield-Penney Art Center.
This roundtable is made possible with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the County of Erie, County Executive M ark Polancarz and the Erie County Legislature, particularly Legislator John Mills; and the Baird Foundation.  We are grateful to Embassy Suites Buffalo for their support as well.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Hello everyone!

The Colby-Pulver House will be open on Wednesday, November 11 from 1-3 pm for a card making party! Students in grades 2 and up are welcome to come to make Thanksgiving and Christmas cards for residents of the Monroe Community Hospital. This program is free. The number of participants is limited to 20. Pre-registration is required….please call Elaine Berner to sign up. If no one answers, you may leave a message with your name, grade, and phone number. 293-1672  Or, you may pre-register by emailing your name, grade, and phone number to

Please encourage any children that you may know to participate!

Ogden Historical Society