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Catholic Charities 2016 Appeal Goal is Within Reach at $10.5 Million

Catholic Charities 2016 Appeal Goal is Within Reach at $10.5 Million

With about four weeks remaining before the close of the 2016 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the annual campaign has raised $10,550,794.76 in cash and pledges, representing almost 96 percent of its $11 million goal. Appeal leaders are asking the community for their help in raising the remaining $449,205.24 still needed to reach the final goal by June 30.
       
The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, expressed his gratitude on behalf of the Appeal leadership team for all of the support the Western New York community has shown so far. He also stressed the urgency of contributing now to those who have not yet donated, or are in a position to consider an additional gift, to help ensure a successful conclusion.

Infinity and Lynn Development Complete Infinity’s Create A Home Campaign!

Infinity and Lynn Development Complete Infinity’s Create A Home Campaign!

Infinity and Lynn Development Complete Infinity’s Create A Home Campaign!

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. Infinity’s new home in the Lynn Building of Downtown Jamestown has been a work in progress since spring of 2014. In March 2014, The Lynn Development team stepped in to help design, coordinate, and complete construction for the new 14,100 sq. ft. Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center.

Thanks to generous support from local and regional foundations, including the Gebbie Foundation, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, the Lenna Foundation, the Johnson Foundation, the WNY Foundation, the Oishei Foundation, the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, the Kendall Club, and an outpouring of support from community service organizations, individual donors, and the Lynn Development Group, Infinity has officially completed and paid for 100% of the construction of the new Infinity Center.

Infinity Arts Café- Dance and Theater Showcase

Infinity Arts Café- Dance and Theater Showcase


Infinity Arts Café- Dance and Theater Showcase  

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. will be hosting a performance of Dance and Theater students on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Infinity Arts Café.  Dance students will perform under the direction of Mariah Melendy, and theater students will perform under the direction of Adam Owens, Jamie-Lee Bonfiglio Davis, and Teal Weatherley.

This event is free, family friendly, and open to the public. Audience members and performers of all ages are welcome.

The Infinity Arts Café performance entrance is located at 300 East 3rd Street, through the doors to the old post office.

Email info@infinityperformingarts.org

Website http://www.infinityperformingarts.org/

KIA, Ford and GM Issue Technical Service Bulletins

KIA, Ford and GM Issue Technical Service Bulletins

By Tom Torbjornsen

Some major service bulletins have crossed my desk recently ...

KIA Technical Service Bulletin

The problem: The UVO telematics system in affected vehicles exhibit a condition where the incoming ring volume of incoming calls is too loud. Additionally, the Bluetooth connectivity and voice recognition is shaky.

Vehicles affected by this service campaign:

Youth Symphony Making Changes, Recruiting Manager

Youth Symphony Making Changes, Recruiting Manager

Jamestown, NY – Following their recent Spring Gala Concert at Chautauqua Institution’s Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, the board of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) is announcing some new directions.

“Circumstances change over time, and we are changing with them,” said board president Tanya Anderson.

Anderson noted that the closing a few years ago of the Suzuki Strings program in the Jamestown Public Schools has made a difference in the ages at which students reach different performance levels. At the same time, student musicians have a lot of demands on their time.

“After careful examination and much thought,” Anderson said, “we are continuing to have three orchestras, but we are changing their make-up and – in one case – their name.”

Under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Bryan Eckenrode, CRYS will continue to offer classical music education and performance opportunities to serious music students from middle school through college.

Land Conservancy Awarded $300,000; More Than Halfway to Goal of Protecting Jackson Falls

Land Conservancy Awarded $300,000; More Than Halfway to Goal of Protecting Jackson Falls

The Western New York Land Conservancy has just received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect a 57-acre property in the Town of Aurora. The land, known as Jackson Falls, has two gorgeous waterfalls and incredible Roycroft history. Once protected, it will become a publicly accessible nature preserve. 

The Land Conservancy and the Friends of Jackson Falls, a 30-person group of community members committed to protecting Jackson Falls, have until Oct. 31, 2016 to raise $600,000 and purchase the property, open its trails and ensure its long-term care. If not protected, the land could be cleared and subdivided, cutting the community off from the waterfalls. 

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