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Friends of Harmony Annual Spring Show a Tribute to Those Fabulous Fifties

Friends of Harmony Annual Spring Show a Tribute to Those Fabulous Fifties

 

The Friends of Harmony male a Capella chorus, under the direction of Brett Heintzman, will be performing "Those Fabulous Fifties", a musical extravaganza packed with doo-wop, love ballads and enduring classics from that incredible musical era. Performances will be on Friday, May 4th at the East Aurora High School and on Saturday, May 5th at the Sweet Home High School in Amherst . Both shows start at 7:30PM.

Enjoy the classics made famous by Bobby Vinton, the Del Vikings, Neil Sedaka, The Righteous Brothers and others all sung in beautiful 4-part harmony. Admission starts at $15.00 for seniors and students and $17.00 for all others. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the show for $17.00 and $20.00.

Secure your tickets in advance by calling Bruce at (716)-662-5192 or visit www.friendsofharmony.com to order your tickets on-line where major credit cards are accepted.

Amherst Lifts Overnight Parking Ban

Amherst Lifts Overnight Parking Ban

Notified by the Village of Williamsville that they were considering lifting the ban on overnight parking, Amherst Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein polled the members of the Amherst Town Board.  All agreed and after consulting with Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson and the Amherst Police Chief Police John Askey, they are waiving the parking ban effective immediately due to the warmer weather. 

The parking ban normally expires on April 1st of each year.

Amherst joins Buffalo and other communities that have lifted their winter parking bans early this year.

J. Fitzgerald Group Drives Lockport Recycling Program to Immediate Success

J. Fitzgerald Group Drives Lockport Recycling Program to Immediate Success

J. Fitzgerald Group, an international advertising and marketing agency based in Lockport, recently developed a complete kickoff marketing campaign for the City of Lockport’s Recycling & Refuse program.

JFG’s work included the new recycling program’s theme, name, logo, an easy-to-navigate consumer website, informational postcards directed to residents and business owners, a brochure and public relations support and guidance.

The materials JFG created helped city officials immediately secure public awareness of the new program and boost community participation, resulting in over $100,000 in waste collection savings and nearly $5,000 in new revenue from sales of recycled goods after just the first few months. The campaign also helped the City avoid a public backlash due to a drastic change in their refuse services.

Supervisor Weinstein Announces Pothole Hotline

Amherst Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein has established a pothole hot line for any potholes within town boundaries.  “We wanted to get an early jump on potholes and felt that a dedicated line would give the traveling public an opportunity to comment. We will pass complaints on to our Highway Department. If the pothole is on a state, county or village road we will notify the proper jurisdiction,” Weinstein stated.

The pothole hot line for the Town of Amherst is 716.631.7127 and is accessible 24 hours a day.  The line will be checked every 48 hours and residents will be notified of action taken if they leave their contact information.  You may also send an email to Bweinstein@amherst.ny.us.  The pothole hot line will be in effect until May 1, 2012.

UB Architects Win International Competition With Plan for Old Strip Malls

UB Architects Win International Competition With Plan for Old Strip Malls

From Archinect News

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Two faculty members in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning have won an international design competition with their proposal that the public be given free rein to take over derelict strip mall sites like Buffalo's Central Park Plaza and design and build their own urban communities in a manner that would be, they say, "not unlike the settling of the American frontier."

Read the complete article here.

The Niagara Parks Commission Approves Wallenda Tightrope Walk

The Niagara Parks Commission Approves Wallenda Tightrope Walk

A statement from Enterprise Canada

Niagara Falls, ON Canada–The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) has approved a request by professional tightrope walker Nik Wallenda to walk across the Niagara Gorge on a tightrope.

“This decision was approved in part in recognition of the role that stunting has played in the history and promotion of Niagara Falls. We have made it clear that this is a very unique one-time situation.

Friends of Harmony Offer Singing Valentines

Friends of Harmony Offer Singing Valentines

Looking for an affordable and creative alternative to candy, jewelry and flowers for your sweetheart? Surprise them with a gift that they will cherish forever - a Singing Valentine. On February 12th, 13th and 14th, the Friends of Harmony, a local male a Capella chorus, will be sending authentic Barbershop Quartets to personally deliver Singing Valentines to people all over Western NY. The quartets, in full matching costume, will appear at homes, schools, restaurants and places of business to sing two love songs and to present a flower and a personalized Valentine along with a photo with the quartet commemorating the event all for just $45.00.