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Founders Bell Ringing Ceremony to Kick-Off Daemen Celebration

Founders Bell Ringing Ceremony to Kick-Off Daemen Celebration

Daemen College’s inaugural Founders Celebration, a new annual tradition to commemorate the college’s rich history and origins, will kick off with a dedication and ringing ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 7 to officially unveil the institution’s Founders Bell.

In honor of the college’s 70th anniversary being marked this year, the ceremony will include one symbolic ring for each decade since the college was founded in 1947. Official ringers at the ceremony will include Daemen President Gary A. Olson; Dr. Thomas Stewart, ’74, chair of the Daemen Board of Trustees; Sister Edith Wyss, ’66, of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, the college’s founding congregation; Nancy Haberman Gacioch, ’62, alumna; Dr. Matthew Ward, president of the Faculty Senate; Dr. Ned Cuddy, faculty emeriti representative; and Hugo Juarez, president of the Student Association.

Community Comes Together to Complete New Classroom at the Rural Outreach Center

Community Comes Together to Complete New Classroom at the Rural Outreach Center

The Kiwanis Club of East Aurora has completed construction of a multi-purpose classroom addition at the Rural Outreach Center (ROC), located at 730 Olean in East Aurora. The new facility will enable the ROC to provide programs — including healthy living, financial literacy, self-care and other classes — to help people living in the rural areas of southern Western New York become self-sufficient. 

A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Members of the Kiwanis Club as well as individuals and businesses who assisted with the project will be recognized at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to visit the new facility at 6:30 p.m.

Infinity's Local Music Showcase

Infinity's Local Music Showcase

Inifnity Visual and Performing Arts will be hosting their 14th Annual Local Music Showcase on

Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 6pm-2am

in Downtown Jamestown! 

 

Local Music Showcase features nearly 50 musical acts performing throughout 10 different venues all to raise funds for music and arts education experiences for young people at the Infinity Center. 

Pre-sale event tickets are on sale now online or at the Infinity Center. www.infinityperformingarts.org/shop

Infinity is also still seeking volunteers to help make the evening a success! 

For more information, please visit: www.infinityperformingarts.org or look for Infinity's Local Music Showcase on Facebook! 

Collectors’ Expo to Benefit Three Local Organizations

Collectors’ Expo to Benefit Three Local Organizations

Three local organizations will receive a portion of the proceeds from a first-time event to be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

One hundred percent of admission collected at the door for the Collectors’ Expo will be donated to Dog Ears Bookstore & Cafe, South Buffalo Alive and the Buffalo Irish Center. Additionally, all money raised through antique appraisals during the event will also be donated to the three South Buffalo organizations. Admission will be $2 per person while antique appraisals will cost $2 each (maximum three items per person).

Opportunity Closing to Get United Arts Appeal Recognitions

Opportunity Closing to Get United Arts Appeal Recognitions

Jamestown, NY – Businesses and individuals still have time to show their support for the arts and be acknowledged during the 2017-2018 season by the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA).

The UAA concludes its 2017 Fund Drive on August 31.

“We are eager to recognize our donors in a number of ways,” said President Shane Hawkins, “but we need to hear from them by the end of the month.” She noted that both business and individual contributors are cited on the UAA’s website, in the printed programs of presentations by member organizations, and more.  “With thousands of people enjoying UAA member programs over the course of a year, that’s a lot of recognition.”

Last Call for Pulling Water Chestnut at Audubon

Last Call for Pulling Water Chestnut at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – “We are nearing the end!”

Those were the optimistic words of Julie Gibson, who has spent her summer coordinating the removal of the European Water Chestnut from the ponds at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC).

“In these next two weeks I hope to put the final few nails in the coffin!!” was her message earlier this week to anyone who would be willing to put on waders or get in a canoe or kayak to make the final effort.

The European Water Chestnut is an invasive species that can cover a water body so densely it chokes out other plants and animal life. Much of ACNC’s 600-acre wetland preserve is covered by a series of ponds, making it dangerously vulnerable to the annual invader. Audubon staff and hundreds of volunteers have worked tirelessly every summer since its first appearance in 2013 to control the infestation and prevent it from spreading to other waterways in the region.

Rural Outreach Center Receives Funding for Two New Initiatives

Rural Outreach Center Receives Funding for Two New Initiatives

East Aurora’s Rural Outreach Center (ROC), a nonprofit organization offering a wide variety of social services for those living in Western New York’s rural communities, recently received $12,500 from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds at Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The grant will fund two new initiatives.

The first program to be funded, “ROC in Motion,” is an exercise and activity program that will be taken to two rural mobile home parks for four weeks this summer, two days per week, two hours per day.