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Infinity Flapjack Fundraiser

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Come have breakfast with us at Lakewood Applebees! 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017

8AM-10AM

Buffalo’s Transportation Museum Began With a Curious Child and a Peek Behind the Curtain

Buffalo’s Transportation Museum Began With a Curious Child and a Peek Behind the Curtain

By Joe Kirchmyer

Their website says that “Jim Sandoro and his wife, Mary Ann, have spent more than 45 years collecting memorabilia, antique vehicles and historic artifacts to visually display the rich transportation history of Western New York.” That statement says a lot, yet somehow, it doesn’t come close to capturing the enormity of that collection, a portion of which is on display at the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum in downtown Buffalo.

United Arts Appeal Organizations Offering Varied Holiday Fare

United Arts Appeal Organizations Offering Varied Holiday Fare

Jamestown, NY – Nothing adds to the celebration of the season like experiencing a live holiday performance.

United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) member organizations are contributing to the festivities with a number of exciting opportunities.

Two UAA members are teaming up for a holiday production on Wednesday, December 6. The Jamestown Concert Association will present the Western New York Chamber Orchestra’s “Poinsettia Pops” at the festively decorated Reg Lenna Civic Center in downtown Jamestown. Lobby doors open at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments and merriment, while a Southwestern High School string ensemble provides pre-concert music from the lobby balcony. For ticket information on the 7:30 concert, visit reglenna.com or call the Reg box office at (716) 484-7070.

Infinity Joins #GivingTuesday Initiative!

Infinity Joins #GivingTuesday Initiative!

Infinity has once again joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Infinity’s INSTILL (Infinity Network of Students Training for Independent Leadership Level) Program encourages students to learn marketable skills while using their creative voices and talents. Young people work with a variety of mentors through hands-on learning experiences within the arts, based on a learning track of their choice.

Collectors & Artisans Expo to Benefit Two Local High Schools

Collectors & Artisans Expo to Benefit Two Local High Schools

Two high schools located in Buffalo’s Irish Heritage District will benefit from the second Collectors & Artisans Expo taking place just one week before St. Patrick’s Day in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo.

The Saturday, March 10 event will feature dozens of local vendors and artisans selling a wide variety of merchandise, from antiques, collectibles and memorabilia to unique handcrafted items.

A portion of the proceeds collected at the event — including 100 percent of the $2 admission price — will be donated to Mount Mercy Academy and Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School. The Buffalo Irish Center will also receive a portion of the proceeds.

Local artisans will inspire holiday shopping at 23rd annual Yuletide in the Country Holiday Market

Local artisans will inspire holiday shopping at 23rd annual Yuletide in the Country Holiday Market

Western New Yorkers can grow their holiday spirit while buying local on Dec. 2 and 3 as the 23rd annual Yuletide in the Country Holiday Artisan Market returns to the Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. This year’s event will feature more than 150 predominately local artists!  

Youth Symphony Launches Fund Drive for 31th Season

Youth Symphony Launches Fund Drive for 31th Season

Jamestown, NY – “We know that music changes lives, and we’re excited to be part of that.”

With those words, Nancy Larson, the newly-elected president of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS), talked about plans for the upcoming season and the importance of music education in a child’s development.

Larson continued, “So many studies have shown the positive impact that music education has for children, from boosting reading and language skills to improving lifelong success. We’re thrilled to be contributing to that process and welcome the community’s support of our work.”

At their November meeting, CRYS board members launched their annual fund drive for 2017-2018, the organization’s 31st season. Letters were sent to previous contributors as well as to prospective donors.