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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.

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.

Tickets Available, Sponsors Sought for Annual Buffalonia Event

Tickets Available, Sponsors Sought for Annual Buffalonia Event

Pre-sale tickets for Buffalonia, the annual fundraising event for the Matt Urban Human Services Center and a celebration of our great city, are currently available for purchase. Buffalonia will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at 500 Seneca St., Buffalo.

Tickets are priced at just $25 each or 10 for $200 and can be purchased at the Matt Urban Center, 1081 Broadway, Buffalo. Admission includes beer and a food voucher. Lloyd's Food Truck with be there, and DJ Jickster from 97 Rock will join in the festivities. Individuals purchasing a pre-sale ticket at the Matt Urban Center will receive a free Buffalonia T-shirt or a Buffalonia beer mug.

From Finance to the Fine Arts, Ken Newton Returns to His First Love

From Finance to the Fine Arts, Ken Newton Returns to His First Love

During his younger years, Ken Newton loved to draw and hoped to one day become a famous cartoon artist. He pursued that dream until life eventually got in the way.

Today, the 48-year-old Cheektowaga resident lives a relatively quiet life as husband, father, grandfather and softball coach. While it wasn’t his dream, he’s had a nice 30-year career in the local finance industry. 

But, there’s still that pesky creative itch to scratch …