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Ground officially broken for Sycamore Village

Mayor Byron W. Brown joined community leaders and elected officials Monday in breaking ground for a 24-home subdivision on Sycamore Street near Jefferson Avenue.

Sycamore Village will feature 20 market-rate homes and four low-to-moderate-income homes as part of a pedestrian-friendly, park-like community.

The new housing is located near the site of the former Buffalo Forge plant.


Inaugural Site revives Victorian Christmas

A Victorian Christmas is returning to the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site at 641 Delaware Ave.

The event, based on the theme "Walking in a Winter Wonderland," will run from from Dec. 1 through Dec. 8 at the site, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends.

Featured attractions will include a gift shop full of old-fashioned toys and gifts and holiday decorations throughout the historic building.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and students, and $1 for children 5 to 12 years old.


Pennsylvania senator to address luncheon

Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr., D-Pa., will speak at noon Nov. 30 at the kickoff luncheon for the 20th annual Retirement Fund for Religious Appeal in the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

The Nardin Academy Orchestra will perform. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 854-2211.


Regional Institute wins 2 national awards

The Regional Institute at the University at Buffalo has received two national awards from the Association for University Business and Economic Research, a professional association of research units at public and private universities.

The institute received the Best Web Site award and was awarded Best Abstracts and Other Data Publications for its policy briefs series on regional issues.

The awards were recently presented at the association's annual conference in Pensacola, Fla.

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