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Free medical clinic opens new location

The Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic, a primary care clinic organized by medical students at the University at Buffalo, will open its new location at 1323 Jefferson Ave. by providing walk-in service from 6 to 8 p.m. today. There also will be food and other refreshments and children's activities such as face-painting, which will be open to the public.

The clinic will provide the same free services that were available at its former location at 1609 Genesee St., which was closed last week.

Clinic services include sick visits, school, sports and work physical examinations, blood pressure checks, blood glucose readings, nutrition counseling, tuberculosis and pregnancy tests, counseling and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. Some generic prescription drugs also are available free of charge.

The clinic is open once a week, every Wednesday. Founded to address inadequate access to primary medical care on the East Side, Lighthouse has served more than 6,800 uninsured or underinsured people over the last 10 years.

Lighthouse is partnering with Group Ministries at its new location at Jefferson and East Utica Street. Questions can be addressed by email to or by phone at 222-0805.


Buffalo State students plan career fair on Thursday

The African American Cultural Center will hold a career fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The event will offer the opportunity to learn about the fields of culinary arts, marketing, family and consumer sciences, and building trades.

Presented by students from Buffalo State College, the event will be held at the cultural center, 350 Masten Ave.

It is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the center at 884-2013.


Anti-bullying school founder to address response to hate

Tina Owen, founder and lead teacher of the Alliance School in Milwaukee, the first school in the nation started with a mission of reducing bullying, will conduct a program entitled "Responding to Hate" at 7 p.m. Thursday in Alumni Lounge in the Wick Center on the Daemen College campus on Main Street in Amherst.

Owen and members of Daemen's Multi-Cultural Association will lead a discussion focusing on hate crime laws, bullying, racism, homophobia and more. This free event is open to the public. For more information, call 839-8208.


Falls Bridge Commission again sponsors art festival

LEWISTON -- The Lewiston Council on the Arts and the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission believe that they both are in the business of building bridges.

The two organizations announced Tuesday that the Bridge Commission will continue its policy this year of sponsoring the annual Lewiston Art Festival scheduled for Aug. 11-12. The festival attracts thousands of visitors every year from across Western New York and Southern Ontario.