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"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

A popular program, “Researching Your House History,” will be presented by Cynthia Van Ness, MLS, the Historical Society’s Director of Library and Archives and a research expert. It will take place on Saturday, October 8, and will feature a talk to which all are welcome, plus an optional, exclusive hands-on workshop.

The first part of the program is a lecture, in the museum's auditorium, where Van Ness will speak about the museum research library’s resources, the specific tools that are available, and give tips for how to research a property in which you are interested.

No pre-registration is required for this part of the program; admission is $5 members/$7 non-members, which covers general admission for lecture alone.

Congressman Higgins Pushes for Termination of National Flood Insurance Program

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined fellow House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee member Candice Miller (MI-10) in introducing an amendment to H.R. 1309, the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011, which would terminate the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). 

“The Flood Insurance Program is fundamentally flawed and economically broken,” said Higgins.  “In Western New York and other communities across the nation it levies a mandatory flood tax on homeowners who are at virtually no risk of flooding and see absolutely no benefit.  It hinders small business growth, negatively impacts property values and is driving up our national debt.  We need to lead with common sense and eliminate, rather than extend, this unfair program.”

Student-Built Houses Up for Auction

Student-Built Houses Up for Auction

West Seneca, NY (June 6, 2011) - Each year, students enrolled in the Building Trades program at Erie 1 BOCES Potter and Harkness Career & Technical centers build a house from bottom to top, an impressive accomplishment for high school seniors.

At 9 a.m. on June 10, the house built by students at Potter Career & Technical Center located at 705 Potter Road in West Seneca will be auctioned by Cash Realty & Auctions. The house built by students at Harkness Career & Technical Center located at 99 Aero Drive in Cheektowaga will be auctioned at 10 a.m. on June 10. All proceeds from the auction will be used toward next year’s building supplies.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Signs on at Uniland’s Airborne Business Park

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Signs on at Uniland’s Airborne Business Park

(BUFFALO, N.Y.) –The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) signed a lease for 23,877 square feet of office space at 300 Airborne Parkway, located in Uniland Development Company’s Airborne Business Park. The space will be occupied by a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  

“We pride ourselves on offering the type of Class A office space, property management services and amenities that clients like the Department of Homeland Security expect,” said Michael Montante, vice president at Uniland.   “Uniland is proud to work with this prestigious arm of the United States Government whose charge is to ensure we can all live and raise our families in a safe and secure environment.”