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Local Amherst students showcase fashion ingenuity for the runway

Local Amherst students showcase fashion ingenuity for the runway

CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK (March 2, 2016) -- Fashion design has opened doors for Amherst Central High School students Katie Fickhesen, Kyle Taylor and Jacob Vokes, aspiring clothes designers.  


The Amherst Central students will be exhibiting their designs, along with other students representing a total of eight local school districts, at the “Limitless” fashion show. Students of the Erie 1 BOCES Fashion Design and Merchandising program will be modeling their creations on March 10 at Walden Galleria.


Through classes offered at Erie 1 BOCES, students learned how to turn their inspiration into tangible creativity. The students explored the fashion industry from color complements, to illustration and, finally, the resulting merchandise.


“I have learned how to create the garments that appear in my head into reality,” said Kyle. “I’ve also learned how to organize my creativity into things like ‘mood boards’ and sketches.”

FUNraiser Aims to Fight Brain Cancer

FUNraiser Aims to Fight Brain Cancer

The C4 Foundation – Colin’s Crusade against Childhood Cancer – will hold a FUNraiser with Paint & Sip Drinkable Arts from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2692 Club, 4569 Broadway, Depew.

 

Admission will be $50 per person presale, which includes a choice of glassware to paint and take home, one sheet of basket raffle tickets, wine, beer, coffee, soft drinks and food. Admission for those not planning to paint a glass will be $25.

NOCO Express raises $13,000 for Salvation Army

NOCO Express raises $13,000 for Salvation Army
In this season of giving, NOCO Express customers and employees donated $13,000 to support The Salvation Army of Buffalo. Throughout the month of November, paper kettles were sold for $1 each at all NOCO Express’ 35 locations to benefit The Salvation Army.

“Our in-store campaign to support The Salvation Army was a success as customers generously gave to support those most in need right here in Western New York,” said Jim DeFilippis, vice president and general manager, NOCO Express. “Thank you to our customers and associates who embraced the giving spirit of the season to help their neighbors.”

Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation Spirit of Giving is Year Round!

Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation Spirit of Giving is Year Round!

The Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation (ASCF) is in the spirit of giving year-round by continuously showing their commitment to promoting the welfare of senior citizens in the Town of Amherst.

The ASCF has donated $10,000 towards the purchase of a new 16 passenger bus for Amherst Senior Transportation services and helped garner a $3,000 donation from the Williamsville Rotary Club and $2,000 from the Chur Family Foundation plus $16,000 in grants
towards the purchase of the bus which will be used primarily to transport seniors to medical appointments. ASTS will contribute an additional $8,000 to make the bus purchase possible and it will be delivered in early January.

Senator Ortt and AT&T Provide Troops With Free Calls Home for the Holidays

Senator Ortt and AT&T  Provide Troops With Free Calls Home for the Holidays

In time for the holidays, more than 900 donated cell phones will help provide calling cards for our deployed troops and veterans to call home

"The American Side" Made in Buffalo!

"The American Side" Made in Buffalo!

This is a classic film noir private detective story with participants fighting over plans of a Nikola Tesla invention that was separated by Tesla into two parts so it could not be built without having both halves. Scenes were shot at the Grain Elevators, many locations around Buffalo, on the Steam Engines at the Col. Ward, Niagara Falls and even the Lockport Locks and caves. They are working on releasing the film in the Spring. It's a fun, tense detective movie definitely worth seeing especially if your from WNY. This movie is a great boost for Buffalo...