ROAD CLOSURE — The Town of Clarence Highway Department recently announced that the Martin Road bridge, between Goodrich and Heise roads, will be closed immediately and indefinitely. Following an engineering inspection of the bridge, which dates back to the 1930s, it was determined that deterioration had caused safety concerns and will need substantial repair work in order to be brought back to proper conditions. Detour routes will be posted, according to Highway Superintendent Jamie Dussing. Additional information will be posted on the town’s website at www.clarence.ny.us/
SPRUCE MEADOW FARM — Phoenix Rising Equine Rescue, located at 10333 Keller Road in Clarence, is in the running for a National Grant from the ASPCA to help the farm save and care for horses in need. Spruce Meadow Farm will hold its “Help a Horse Day” fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22. For more information, contact Spruce Meadow Farm at 741-2346 or visit www.SpruceMeadowFarm.com or www.HelpSaveHorses.org.
CANVAS SALON AND GALLERY — Canvas Salon and Gallery, located at 9520 Main Street, will present the artwork of Anne Valby during an exhibit opening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. Complimentary appetizers, wine and beer will be served by Penny Lane Café.
Valby opened and operated “Buffalo Soldier” in the Clarence area for several years and has designed and decorated restaurants throughout the country.
An after-party will be held at 8 p.m. at the Penny Lane Café, 10255 Main Street, with live music from Shawn Duchscherer. The after party event is a pre-sale ticketed event and reservations are required in advance.
Tickets are $25 and include a buffet menu preview, live music and cash bar with drink specials.
Tickets are available at the Penny Lane Cafe and Canvas Salon & Gallery during business hours.
“FAKE NEWS” LECTURE — Veteran journalists Cynthia Skrzycki and Pulitzer Prize winner David Shribman will take a critical look at the fake news phenomenon in a talk at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24 in the Grupp Fireside Lounge, located on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter Student Center. Their lecture, “Confused by the News?” will examine the contemporary news scene and help audience members discern truth from untruth, professional from amateur, and the enduring from the ephemeral. The lecture is presented by The William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series.
The William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series is made possible through the William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership at Canisius College. The Institute trains students for the profession of politics. In addition to the lecture series, Canisius students develop leadership potential through close contact with and exposure to those involved in societal leadership via travel experiences to Washington DC, Albany, New York City and locations abroad.
For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at 716-888-2790.