Each one of us has a gift to share.
The chorus brings tears to my eyes.. 💖🙏
Boating & Fishing Opportunities for the Developmentally Challenged and Disadvantaged Program Site is located at the Safe Harbour Marina
1111 Fuhrmann Blvd.
Buffalo, NY 14203
90 North Drive
Buffalo, New York 14216
Each one of us has a gift to share.
The chorus brings tears to my eyes.. 💖🙏
2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. Today I received this picture from the boat yard, where Jim is working with Clip & Will. This boat may be bound in wrap, and drydocked, but the door, like our hearts, is open.
Some good news for Monday Morning, Mimi is home!
Elizabeth Triggs, has been a constant part of Excalibur's history, and has done wonders in our Community!
Elizabeth Triggs is calling it a "Week of Giving Back."
Smith, Richard A. June 21, 2020 of Hamburg NY. Cherished father of Beth, Cheryl, Richard (Debbie), Daren; loving grandfather of eleven; great-grandfather of four; dear brother of Judy Krautsack, Donna (Charles) Haffner and the late Jane Phillips. Visitation will be held at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg NY on Wednesday June 24th from 4 – 8 PM. Funeral services will be private at the request of the family.You are welcome to visit with the family and if you experience delays in doing so, we ask for your patience. Current public health restrictions limit the number of individuals within the Funeral Home at the same time. Face masks and maintaining social distancing are required. Dick was a Hamburg Councilman, Hamburg Highway Superintendent, NYS Assemblyman 146th District, past president of the Southtown’s Walleye Association and lifetime member of Big Tree Volunteer Fire Department. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Dick’s memory to Excalibur Leisure Skills Buffalo, NY or Wayside Presbyterian Church, Hamburg NY. Please leave online condolences at www.lakesidefuneralhome.com.
We have lost a piece of our WNY fabric, a man who made much possible, Richard A. Smith,
“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, and who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.” Goethe.
We have lost another compatriot. Please join us Thursday, 01/23/2020 for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am, at Queen of Heaven Church to honour Michael Kelchlin.
Kelchlin - Michael V.
Let us remember.
PAUL J. COPELAND Paul J. Copeland 74 of 506 Lake Lulu Dr., Winter Haven, FL formerly of Ransomville, NY passed away unexpectedly on Christmas mor
Our agency has been nominated to receive the "Applauding Our Achievements Award" from the OPWDD Region 1.Most unexpected, but we are most grateful. Many thanks to the Excalibur volunteers, who make this unique program possible, Daniel Ernst, our Board of Directors, and most importantly the community who has supported and believed in this program for over 35 years.
It may fall, but you can score your own touchdown with Excalibur. Call now for available trips, and see Buffalo at it's best!
Community Music School of Buffalo
CMS is proud to host the United States Coast Guard Band for a FREE concert at Montante Cultural Center on Monday, July 29, featuring Buffalo native and soprano Megan Weikleenget. Seating is limited, so reserve your FREE tickets today! To reserve, send us a FB message or call the School at 884-4887. See you there!
Buffalo Launch Club
Members: Today is the final day to reserve your spot at the Smoker (with discounted rates). This is one of the most popular summer events we have, don't miss it!
SATURDAY, JUNE 8th, 2019. FREE ADMISSION.
SANDY BEACH YACHT CLUB TIME:11:00 to 6:00.
HIT FIFTH GEAR, AND HAVE SOME FUN!
FYI from Hearts and Hands.
We are pleased to announce the following information on the Flyer below
Monday, November 26th at The Clarence Public Library, 3 Town Place, Clarence, NY
Tuesday, November 27th at Hearts and Hands - 1412 Sweet Home Road Suite 12 - we are located on Rensch Road in the second office park.
Attend one session at 1:00pm or 2:00pm or 3:00pm or attend all two sessions or all three! It's the same schedule for both days!
We will have staff on hand to go through a Snap Application if you need help with that!
There will be a table on hand if anyone want Volunteer information, so bring a friend! Sign them up today!
Call Eugene and Reserve your space for these sessions, space is limited. 716-406-8311 ext. 102
Friday, December 7th is the last day of Open Enrollment so come and ask questions if you need to change your Medicare coverage. Kathleen Flynn is working to make this easy for you! Judy Wagner is a Hearts and Hands Board member too and can answer questions on Asset Protection and Estate planning! Kathy Oczek our Executive Director will talk about Charities and how to support Hearts and Hands.
There are a great many people, volunteers, and foundations from the Westen New York community, which make Excalibur possible. Participant donations are also quite crucial, and help to offset Excalibur's expenses, particulary fuel. (Our suggested donation is $13.00 per person, for a two hour accessible boating/fishing trip.) When you weigh in on the cost of maintenance, insurance, and fuel (at $500 plus dollars per refuel) it's a miracle this program runs. So the next time you are out on the water with us, please look at your donation as an investment in the Excalbur program. We need to keep our engines running for you!
Director of Programming
P.S. If you would like to make your own personal donation, please visit our website at www.excaliburls.com under donations. Thank you!
Excalibur is a private, non-profit all volunteer, charitable organization dedicated to providing adaptive boating and fishing opportunities for developmentally challenged and disadvantaged persons. Its goal is to provide access to Lake Erie, as well as offer developmental, therapeutic and recreation...
Variety - the Children's Charity of Buffalo & WNY
Our August Featured Grant Recipient is Excalibur Leisure Skills Center Inc., an organization who provides adaptive boating and fishing opportunities for children while sailing on Lake Erie!
Lions Club of Grand Island: More than 1,000 visit for Special Kids Picnic
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SURROUNDING YOURSELF WITH SUPPORT
NOVEMBER 3, 2017
MONROE 2-ORLEANS BOCES
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES CENTER
3599 BIG RIDGE ROAD, SPENCERPORT NY
Registration begins at 8:30am
Continental Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Do you have a family member with a developmental disability living at home that exhibits challenging behavior? If so, this free event is for you! Please join us for an interactive and informative session. Presenters include Mike Kephart from Ontario ARC and Nick Ziemann and Maureen Chaffer from Mary Cariola Children’s Center.
*All parents welcome; professionals may attend if accompanied by a parent.
Sponsored by the Family Support Services Advisory Council
Event sponsored by the OPWDD Family Support Advisory Council Understand how stress shapes behavior
Learn techniques for stress reduction
Learn practical strategies to manage your child’s behavior
Explore ways to ensure safety in your environment
Register by Oct. 27:
- Email us at [email protected]
- Call us at (585) 461-8830 OR (716) 532-5522 x2303
The world is his.......
The arts are an intregral part of our lives. Please enjoy!
Starlight Summer Group Show
Inaugural Eleven Twenty Projects Exhibition
Opening Reception Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6-9pm
On View August 3 - September 2, 2017
Exhibition Hours: Friday - Saturday 11am-4pm or by appointment
Eleven Twenty Projects: 1120 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209
Eleven Twenty Projects is pleased to announce a new partnership with Starlight Studio & Art Gallery. This collaborative effort will showcase Starlight’s numerous talented artists both in exhibitions at the Main Street gallery as well as in online exclusive shows on artsy.net.
Starlight is a cooperative environment that supports adults with disabilities in their artistic development. Through technical assistance by professional artists and opportunities for representation, the Starlight artists hone their artistic interests; become stronger advocates, and better-integrated citizens.
In collaborating with Starlight, Eleven Twenty Projects seeks to help shed the overused categorization “Outsider Art”. Renowned art critic Jerry Saltz once wrote about this exact problem in a 2013 issue of Vulture, stating that “Millions of viewers and thousands of nascent artists are being denied the chance to see some of the best work made in the last 100 years simply because it was once decided that to be an artist meant having had preapproved training”. To move away from this historical practice, one of the goals of this affiliation is to broaden the audience for Starlight artists.
Upon visiting Starlight, one is immediately struck by the expressive, emotional work being made in all varieties of media. The nurturing environment provided by the teaching artists clearly sparks inspiration in the Starlight artists to create beautiful pieces of artwork. Carrie Marcotte, Starlight’s Director, is optimistic about this partnership and the new opportunities it would bring for the Starlight artists. In her words, “The work is being interpreted by someone who has not been so close to the process, which makes for interesting results. The prospect of this upcoming exhibition and ongoing relationship injects the artists at Starlight with a new bit of inspiration and enthusiasm”.
The Starlight Summer Group Show marks the launch of the collaboration, with works by many artists including; Ray Barret, John Budney, Saeed Dubaishi, David Feickert, Janet Harrison, Eric Johnson, Sonya Lewis, Chace Lobley, John Montedoro, Larell Potter, John Price, Ronald Steele, and Josh Wagner.
There will be a closing reception Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm.
For your information, from the LDA.
The Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York (LDA of WNY) is hosting The Special Education Family Workshop, a free event for families of, and students with special needs, on Saturday, July 29th, at the Niagara Community Center, 530 66th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14304. Registration begins at 9:30 AM, and the workshop will run until 2:30 PM.
The free event intended to inform the community, at large, about the special education process. The event will also include a separate workshop for youth, ages 14-21, on how advocate for themselves. Children, ages 4-13, are welcome to attend, and can play on a bounce house, get their faces painted, watch a magician, and play games, while their family members attend workshops.
Workshops include IEPs, a mock CSE meeting, and self-advocacy training. We'll be discussing how to get your child services if he or she has a developmental disability, the rights and responsibilities of parents who have children with any type of disability, and what those psychological tests actually mean.
The event is aimed at parents of children with disabilities, as well as transition aged youth. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. The LDA of WNY are grateful to the Niagara Community Center, Councilmember Ezra P. Scott Jr., and Mrs. Linda Scott of Linda’s Lullaby Daycare for making this a great event!
“I believe this event will help the Niagara Falls community by enlightening individuals of their rights and what alternatives are available for their child to receive a quality education,” says Niagara Falls Councilman Ezra P. Scott Jr., “I look forward to having many more workshops about this matter all throughout the City of Niagara Falls.”
In addition, a tablet, donated by BAK USA, will be raffled off. For more information, or to register, call (716) 874-7200, ext. 167 or email [email protected].
Many thanks to Megan Schneider. Megan is one of our student volunteer's who makes Excalibur shine. We hope her school project on Excalibur earned her an A+! Megan is an example of how one person can make a difference in our community. Not only did she do a paper and display about the Excalibur program, she actively brought attention to the needs of those with disabilities. We are proud of her!
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Program Site: 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd.
Now is the time to get onboard with Excalibur’s family-oriented, ”Accessible Recreation on the Lake Program”. Designed for individuals with disabilities who are living with their families, this program offers families and individuals an invaluable opportunity to enjoy the stimulating nature and marine environment of Lake Eire. Whether you boat or fish, our state of the art, USCG inspected and licensed, Island Hopper is bound to give you a memory you won’t forget. Besides boating, you can join us for dockside instruction or sign up for one of Excalibur’s off season courses during the year.
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