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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, February 17 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 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. Look for the Neon Guitar!

Email info@infinityperformingarts.org

Website http://www.infinityperformingarts.org/

Daemen Recognized With EPA Regional Award

Daemen Recognized With EPA Regional Award

AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College has received a Food Recovery Challenge Regional Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2, making it the only college in New York State to receive this distinction.

“We are proud to have Daemen recognized as a regional leader in sustainability practices and for our ongoing commitment to reduce the college’s environmental footprint,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “As an educational institution, we strive to foster an environmentally conscious campus culture that actively engages our students, faculty, and staff.”

New Experimac - Orchard Park Store to Celebrate Grand Opening of First Buffalo Location

New Experimac - Orchard Park Store to Celebrate Grand Opening of First Buffalo Location

West Seneca residents Jeff and Gina Siepierski had talked about opening their own retail store for several years, one that would not only utilize their combined skills and talents but serve their community as well. And on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, that dream meets reality with the grand opening of Experimac - Orchard Park at 3229 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, in the old Nothnagle Realty space in the Tops/Lowe’s Plaza near Moe's.

Experimac - Orchard Park, which held a soft opening at its new location on Nov. 14, has a wide selection of certified pre-owned products in stock. You can buy, sell, trade, repair, upgrade and accessorize pre-owned Apple computers and laptops, iPhone devices, iPad tablets, Apple Watch, Apple TV and more. 

Infinity Announces 2017 Spring Break Camps

Infinity Announces 2017 Spring Break Camps

JAMESTOWN (January 18, 2017) – Infinity is looking forward to a spring full of fun and creative learning experiences for Chautauqua County!  The Infinity Center will offer two (2) weeks of hands on spring break day camp activities for students aged 5-12. Available camps include:

Time Traveler (Ages 5-12)
Take a journey through time and explore a variety of different years and time periods through music, art, dance, theater, and literature activities and experiences!
February 21-24, 9am-4pm, $125

Spring Into Music And Arts (Ages 5-12)
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at all different types of art, music, film, and theater? Infinity’s Spring into Music and Arts camp will allow you to make amazing art, film a movie, join a band, explore instruments, and perform a skit!
Day 1: Up-cycled Art
Day 2: Lights! Camera! Action!
Day 3: Instrumental Exploration
Day 4: ‘Break a Leg’
April 10-13, 9am-4pm, $125

Youth Symphony Receives Community Foundation Grant

Youth Symphony Receives Community Foundation Grant

Jamestown, NY – The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) has received a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for a spring enrichment experience for its musicians.

The grant will help cover the expenses for a trip to hear the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra perform “Star Wars and More: The Best of John Williams.” The trip will include supper at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and a “backstage” get-together with some of the orchestra members.

“We are so grateful for this support from the Community Foundation,” said CRYS board president Katie Derrenbacher, “and this will be such a wonderful opportunity for our students!”

The award comes from the Karl Peterson Field of Interest Fund.

Rural Outreach Center Serves Multiple Families During Holiday Season

Rural Outreach Center Serves Multiple Families During Holiday Season

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC), an East Aurora-based nonprofit organization dedicated to ending rural poverty in southern Erie County and surrounding areas and assisting, empowering and elevating individuals to self-sufficiency, assisted numerous local families throughout the holiday season.

“The Rural Outreach Center invited 51 families and over 90 children to receive donated gifts for Christmas,” said ROC Executive Director Frank Cerny. “Families were selected primarily on their work in setting and working toward personal goals toward self-sufficiency as this is part of the ROC’s model of assisting, empowering and elevating participants.”

More than 70 individuals and organizations helped make this happen by purchasing thousands of dollars in gifts, gift cards and non-food items for distribution. “The community response was overwhelming,” Cerny added.

Daemen’s Sustainability Program Ranked No. 1 Among Small Colleges

Daemen’s Sustainability Program Ranked No. 1 Among Small Colleges

Daemen College’s unique Global and Local Sustainability Program has earned the top ranking in the nation among the “Best Value Small Colleges for an Environmental Science Degree,” making it the only Western New York college to be named to the list.

The 2017 ranking has been announced by Best Value Small Colleges, an online guide to the best values in college education in the country.

“We are proud to have this exceptional degree program ranked the best in the nation and to be recognized for offering a high-quality education at an affordable cost to our students,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “This top honor truly reflects the program’s academic excellence in preparing students to foster the social, environmental, and economic well-being of our communities.”