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Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Celebrates 10 Years of Success throughout the Month of May

Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Celebrates 10 Years of Success throughout the Month of May

Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel will celebrate its 10th anniversary this May by doing what it does best: offer plenty of excitement and rewards to its guests. Numerous promotions throughout the month include hot seat drawings with $40,000 in cash and Free Slot Play, a sweepstakes with free gas for a year, an opportunity to redeem reward points for a special 10th anniversary watch, and a “Sons of Anarchy” themed weekend with a motorcycle giveaway among the prizes.

Every Monday in May, guests can participate in the $40,000 10th Anniversary Hot Seat every hour from 10 a.m. through 7 p.m., just by inserting a free Seneca Player’s Club card into their favorite slot machines. At each drawing, one winner will receive $500 Free Slot Play and $500 cash.

Audubon Birdathon for Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship

Audubon Birdathon for Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship

Jamestown, NY – The community is invited to join the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s educators and their friends and fans to see as many birds as possible on a one-day only birdathon. 

Since 2003 this group, that calls themselves “The Fledglings,” has been doing the Birdathon in order to raise an annual scholarship.  

On Saturday, May 3, The Fledglings will raise money for the Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship, awarded each year to a local student heading off to college with an interest in pursuing the natural sciences.

In this 12th annual (almost) all-day event, participants try to find as many species of birds as possible. Generous supporters pledge an amount – either per species or in total – and the end result is a $500 scholarship. 

The award is named in honor of the young man who was an integral part of the Jamestown Audubon family for many years.

Catholic Charities Holds Raffle of Harley-Davidson

Catholic Charities Holds Raffle of Harley-Davidson

Catholic Charities of Buffalo will give away a generously donated 1999 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King motorcycle. All proceeds will benefit the 70 programs and services of Catholic Charities, including education and work readiness, counseling, basic assistance, and programs for older adults.

The motorcycle, with an approximate retail value of $8,000, was given to Catholic Charities by an anonymous donor. It is a touring motorcycle with two cylinders, four-stroke, 1450 cc, fenders and a Jimmy Buffett Parrot head mural on the tank (2-sided) and other detailing.

Only 200 tickets will be sold at $100 each and the drawing will be held at noon on May 9, 2014 at Catholic Charities Montante Administrative Center, 741 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.

April 15 is United Arts Appeal Grant Deadline

April 15 is United Arts Appeal Grant Deadline

Jamestown, NY – The United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County is accepting applications to its 2014 Projects Pool Grant Program through April 15. 

Grants up to $500 are available to organizations and to individual artists in all disciplines.

Eligible organizations must have non-profit status and may include libraries, municipalities, churches and other community groups. 

An artist who has been a Chautauqua County resident for at least one year and works in any artistic discipline, including crafts, choreography, film, fiction, poetry, printmaking, sculpture, painting, video, play writing, performance, music composition and photography, may apply for a Projects Pool Fellowship.  Funding priority will be given to those applicants who demonstrate that a fellowship would have significant career impact.

Jamestown Audubon Announces 2014 Nature Photo Contest

Jamestown Audubon Announces 2014 Nature Photo Contest

Jamestown, NY – The Jamestown (NY) Audubon Society is encouraging anyone who enjoys photography – from beginners to professionals – to enter their images for consideration in the 2014 Nature Photography Contest.

“We have winter to finish and spring and summer coming before entries must be submitted,” said Audubon Center and Sanctuary Program Director Jennifer Schlick. “If you don’t have a photo you’ve already taken that you want to enter, there is plenty of time to get outdoors and do some shooting!”

The deadline for this fourth annual competition is June 30, 2014.

Schlick explained that part of Jamestown Audubon’s mission is to connect people with nature. “The photo contest helps us fulfill that mission in two ways: The photographer connects with nature while making images and the viewer becomes inspired to connect with nature by seeing the images.”

Grants Offered by United Arts Appeal

Grants Offered by United Arts Appeal

Jamestown, NY – The United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County has announced its 2014 Projects Pool Grants Program for Chautauqua County artists and organizations. 

“Every year a portion of the funds raised through the United Arts Appeal’s fund drive is allocated for individual artists and artistic projects,” said UAA President Rick Davis. “This past year we were pleased to be able to assist four artists and the projects of seven organizations, all for the benefit of the cultural life of Chautauqua County.”  

Eligible organizations must have non-profit status and may include libraries, municipalities, churches and other community groups. 

Women Create Deadline Approaching

Women Create Deadline Approaching

Jamestown, NY – With the approaching deadline for submissions to the second biennial juried Women Create art exhibit, co-creative director Jennifer Schlick has information to share with both artists and the public.

“Two years ago when Debra Eck and I spearheaded the inaugural Women Create exhibit,” Schlick said, “we were very fortunate to receive a significant grant to get it off the ground. This year, all the funding will be through the application fees and the generosity of the community.

“This is a very empowering event for women artists,” she continued. “The opportunity to be respected as a true artist and to have one’s work shown can be a real turning point in an artist’s career, as well as in her life.”