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Youth Symphony Chamber Concert is Sunday Evening, November 23

Youth Symphony Chamber Concert is Sunday Evening, November 23

Jamestown, NY – The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) is opening its 2014-2015 season with their Chamber Concert on Sunday evening, November 23.

The advanced string players of the Youth Symphony will perform at 7 p.m. in the beautiful SS. Peter and Paul Church, 508 Cherry Street in downtown Jamestown.

Acclaimed CRYS Music Director and Conductor Bryan Eckenrode will conduct the concert, and a freewill offering will be taken.

In addition to holiday selections, the program will feature music from Mozart, Gluck and Janacek to Karl Jenkins, whose Palladio many will recognize from a familiar diamond advertising campaign.

The chamber orchestra will also perform some of these at the Chautauqua Mall at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 14, and at the Scandinavian Foundation’s holiday dinner the next evening.

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Pianist’s Concert Nov. 12 to Benefit Catholic Charities via Canned Goods Donations, CD Sales

Grammy Award-winning pianist George Winston will perform (Wednesday) Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. at Babeville’s Asbury Hall in Buffalo, and will donate all of the profits from his CD sales that evening to Catholic Charities, as well as encourage attendees to bring canned or non-perishable food items for Catholic Charities’ five food pantries.

Winston is best known for his melodic rural folk piano and seasonally themed recordings including DECEMBER, AUTUMN, WINTER INTO SPRING, and SUMMER. Since 1972, he has released 13 solo piano albums. This concert will feature selections from George’s latest album, GULF COAST BLUES AND IMPRESSIONS 2 – A LOUISIANA WETLANDS BENEFIT, melodic piano recordings, as well as New Orleans R&B piano, stride piano, Vince Guaraldi’s “Peanuts” pieces, and more.

Jamestown Police searching for hit-an-run driver who badly injured a pedestrian


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - Jamestown Police are asking for the public's help in finding the hit-and-run driver who injured a pedestrian. It happened around 10:15 a.m. on Friday at the intersection of Falconer Street and Bowen Street.

Witnesses tell police a gold or tan minivan knocked down a pedestrian and then drove over the person's legs before leaving the scene. Police say the vehicle may be a Dodge or Chrysler.

The victim was taken to WCA Hospital and is being treated for serious leg injuries.

Anyone with information on the incident or about the driver should call Jamestown Police at (716) 483-7537. Anonymous tips can be left at (716) 483- TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.


Christmas in the Country-Erie to Feature 150 Artists, Assist Nonprofits

Christmas in the Country-Erie to Feature 150 Artists, Assist Nonprofits

 

In just one week, one the nation’s most popular artisan markets — Christmas in the Country-Erie — will return to the Bayfront Convention Center. The artisan market, to be held the weekend of Nov. 15-16, will welcome 150 artists from the Erie area and across the country who will be displaying and selling their unique handcrafted creations including home décor, gourmet foods, original music, trendsetting jewelry, hand-poured aromatic candles, children’s toys and clothing, stylish pottery, original wall art, gifts for pets and holiday gift items galore. 

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Fredonia's Civil War hero receives Medal of Honor


FREDONIA, NY - A civil war hero who was raised in Western New York finally received the military honor he was due.

First Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House on Thursday. The 22-year-old who was killed at Gettysburg is credited with helping turn the tide during that battle more than a century ago.

Cushing was born in Wisconsin and raised in Fredonia.


Driver charged with DUI after hitting woman


JAMESTOWN, NY - A Jamestown woman is facing charges after hitting a person standing on the sidewalk in front of Jamestown High School.

Police say Lucinda Tobias was driving while impaired by drugs when her van jumped the curb Wednesday afternoon outside the school and hit a 50-year-old woman.

The victim, whose name has not been released, remains in serious condition at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA.

Police say Tobias didn't have a valid driver's license and that more charges may be pending.


“Next Things Now” Buffalo Innovation Video Surpasses 10,000 Views After Debuting At 43north Finals

“Next Things Now” Buffalo Innovation Video Surpasses 10,000 Views After Debuting At 43north Finals

Since its founding more than two centuries ago, Buffalo, N.Y. has been home to innovators and entrepreneurs—and that legacy continues today. 43North—The World’s Largest ($5 million) Business Idea Competition—has teamed up with Buffalo Niagara Enterprise and Paget Films to tell the story of a forward-looking city with a proud past in an inspiring new video.

Titled “Next Things Now” and clocking in at just under five minutes in length, the video highlights dozens of bright moments in Buffalo’s history, ranging from the opening of the Erie Canal to the first successful skin graft to today’s groundbreaking genomic research.

This fast-paced, emotional video is narrated by 25 members of the next generation of Buffalo leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs (see credits below).