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THE CIVIC HEART Powered by AT&T, BCAT, and Squeaky Wheel Student Film Project

THE CIVIC HEART Powered by AT&T, BCAT, and Squeaky Wheel Student Film Project

THE CIVIC HEART powered by AT&T, Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT), and Squeaky Wheel documentary project is a powerful short film diving into the motivation of “public servants” and outlining the ways in which all residents can have a voice in the future of our beloved Buffalo and Western New York region.  Thirty high school students from all over the City of Buffalo worked as a team for six weeks to create a documentary to capture the spirit of the people who serve the people of Buffalo and all of Western New York during the free 2017 Summer Youth Arts Program.  Instructor Kevin Kline worked with teens program to develop this unique Buffalo specific documentary supported by AT&T.

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Sink or Swim Tattoo Inks Deal for Larger Location

Sink or Swim Tattoo Inks Deal for Larger Location

When local tattoo artist Keith Kuzara purchased Sink or Swim Tattoo from his boss back in the fall of 2015, the first-time business owner probably didn’t expect such a positive and immediate response from the Western New York community … but that’s exactly what he got.

Just two years later, Kuzara and the staff of Sink or Swim have left their 800-square-foot shop in North Tonawanda for much larger space in Niagara Falls. With more employees and more customers, the larger facility is a true blessing.

Located at 2045 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Niagara Falls, the spacious new home of Sink or Swim Tattoo offers 2,000 square feet of comfort for Kuzara, his eight employees and their faithful followers. A soft opening at the new location took place on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

Community Volunteer Fair Set for September 27TH

Community Volunteer Fair Set for September 27TH

Over 100 Organizations Invited to Participate! The Amherst Center for Senior Services will hold its annual Community Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 4:00 PM– 6:00 PM. Over 100 organizations including cultural institutions, government agencies and non-profits have been invited to participate to share their volunteer opportunities.

Whether you are an adult or senior looking to enhance your life by helping others, or a high school / college student needing to complete community service hours or gain experience in a specific field, this event is for you. The fair provides an excellent opportunity for all ages to gather information, talk with organization representatives to learn more about specific opportunities and secure quality volunteer projects for the future.

Make Your Own Beadwork Owl at Audubon on Wednesdays, September 6 and 13

Make Your Own Beadwork Owl at Audubon on Wednesdays, September 6 and 13

Jamestown, NY – You can learn to make a beautiful beadwork owl pendant to wear or give as a gift.

Bead artist Anne Jackson will instruct the 1-3 p.m. workshop on Wednesdays, September 6 and 13 at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC).

You can show off a bit of nature by learning beading techniques used to make a charming owl pendant. You will work with small seed beads and some medium size beads while learning to weave them into a pendant that you will want to wear every day.

It will take two sessions to create this piece of art, and you may need to work on the owl at home between sessions in order to complete it by the end of the second class.

No prior beading experience is needed to take this class.

Be sure to bring your glasses if you need them for close-up work.

Jackson is a member of the Chautauqua County Society of Artists. She has taught beading for more than two decades, both privately as well as at Audubon.

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September is National Senior Month at Amherst Senior Center

September is National Senior Month at Amherst Senior Center

2017 Theme: “Senior Centers: Master of Aging”

Amherst, New York – The Amherst Center for Senior Services invites the community to take part in National Senior Center Month during the month of September. There will be special events and activities throughout the month, in particular during Active Aging Week September 25-29, 2017, sponsored by Elderwood.

The Center will be focusing on this year’s theme: “Senior Centers: Masters of Aging” with special events including:
● September 13 – Elder Law Information Table
● September 15 - National Advocacy Day
● September 18 – ChangingAging Tour at 2:30 pm & 7:00 pm
● September 20 Silver Pride Tea Time at 4:30 pm
● September 24-30 – Active Aging Week & Nutrition Awareness Week

Collectors’ Expo Adds Hall of Fame Athlete, Appraiser, Authors and Other Attractions

Collectors’ Expo Adds Hall of Fame Athlete, Appraiser, Authors and Other Attractions

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed, a well-known antiques appraiser and many other special attractions will highlight the very first Collectors’ Expo to take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, located at 245 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

The event will feature dozens of vendors and artisans offering sports memorabilia, local artwork and handcrafted products, coins, music memorabilia and records, comic books, photography, political memorabilia, movie and theatre memorabilia, car and train memorabilia, jewelry, fossils and minerals, antiques and more.

Are You Doing Your Part to Conserve Energy and Help the Environment?

Are You Doing Your Part to Conserve Energy and Help the Environment?

The movement toward green energy is picking up momentum across the country and around the world. In fact, it was the appeal of bringing a clean energy option to their community that convinced Tyler and Alicia Uebelhoer to open Buffalo Solar Solutions Inc. in 2015.

“While we are huge advocates of solar energy, we realize that solar is not an option for everyone,” said Alicia. “Some homes may not be a good fit for solar, and we certainly understand that. But, there are many other small steps that individuals and families can take to do their part to help save the planet.”