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Erie County Parks, Land Conservancy Collaborate to Create New Natural Habitat Park Along Lakeshore

Erie County Parks, Land Conservancy Collaborate to Create New Natural Habitat Park Along Lakeshore

Last spring, a generous landowner donated a beautiful eight-acre forest on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie in Derby to the Western New York Land Conservancy. The Land Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust that protects forests, farms and scenic vistas forever; including places like the Stella Niagara Preserve in Lewiston and The Owens Falls Sanctuary in Aurora.  

There is very little natural land like this left along the Lake Erie shoreline. The forest has trees that are more than 100 years old. Many birds find food and shelter in these trees during their long spring and fall migrations. Scattered wetlands provide habitat for frogs, toads and salamanders. It will be a great place to take a walk, enjoy nature and marvel at the spectacular sunsets over Lake Erie.

Shining Light on Top Five Myths About Solar Energy

Shining Light on Top Five Myths About Solar Energy

In Western New York and across the entire U.S., home solar installations are on the rise! In 2012, homeowners installed enough residential solar panels to power the equivalent of almost 24,000 homes.

Despite its growing popularity, solar technology remains unfamiliar to many Americans. As renewable energy becomes a mainstay topic for the nation's partisan political debates, consumers may struggle to separate the facts about solar energy from common misconceptions.

Here are the realities behind five common solar myths, courtesy of Buffalo Solar Solutions Inc. and SolarWorld Americas:

Heavy April Showers Bring Water Woes for Area Homeowners; Tips Will Help Prevent Future Damage

Heavy April Showers Bring Water Woes for Area Homeowners; Tips Will Help Prevent Future Damage

Two inches of rain fell throughout Western New York on Thursday, April 20, causing sump pump failures and flooding issues in many homes. And if you’ve ever stood in those shoes — or boots — you know the aftermath can be an absolute mess!

“When your home suffers water damage, time matters and it’s important to take immediate action,” said Edmund Bedient, owner of Clear Choice Carpet Cleaning Services in West Seneca. “In order to prevent structural damage and mold growth, it’s important to act quickly and contact an experienced company with professional references and an outstanding reputation. This is no time to be scammed by a fly-by-night contractor.

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker Sally Ball Conover Joins the Olear Team at MJ Peterson

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker Sally Ball Conover Joins the Olear Team at MJ Peterson

Sally Ball Conover, SRES, has joined the Olear Team at MJ Peterson Real Estate as a licensed associate real estate broker. In this role, she will provide expert guidance and service to clients who are buying and selling homes throughout Western New York. 

A resident of Irving, Sally began her real estate career in 1977. She has certifications as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Certified Buyer Representative and Relocation Specialist. She has a thorough knowledge of Western New York real estate and extensive experience in assisting clients in finding all types of residences, including single family homes, multi-family homes, condos and patio homes. 

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts New Student Orientations

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts New Student Orientations

Join the Fun! New Students WELCOME!

Music, art, dance, and theater students of all levels are welcome to enroll in private and group lessons! The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center will hold a new student orientation and intake session on Thursday, April 20.

Please contact the Infinity Center at 716-664-0991 to registered for a session and reserve your spot today.  Students may also register online at www.infinityperformingarts.org to be contacted for an orientation slot. Orientation sessions last approximately 30 minutes, including a tour of the Infinity Center and opportunities to meet Infinity staff members and schedule lessons.  

The Infinity Center is located at 301 East 2nd Street, Suite 101 in the Lynn Building.

Email info@infinityperformingarts.org

Jazz at Infinity Featuring Barbara Jean and Friends

 Jazz at Infinity Featuring Barbara Jean and Friends

 Jazz at Infinity Featuring Barbara Jean and Friends

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts will be hosting Barbara Jean and Friends at the Infinity Arts Café at 7:00pm on Friday, April 28th for the Jazz at Infinity series. Barbara Jean will sing a variety of songs from the Great American Songbook accompanied by Dalt Berringer, Lloyd Howard, Dan Hull and Tim Clarke.

Thanks to support from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Jazz at Infinity events are 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. Look for the Neon Guitar! Handicapped accessibility is available on 2nd street by calling 716-664-0991.

Email info@infinityperformingarts.org

Infinity Fashion Classes Collaborate with Chautauqua Mall Event

Infinity Fashion Classes Collaborate with Chautauqua Mall Event

Infinity Fashion Classes Collaborate with Chautauqua Mall Event

Jamestown, N.Y. (April 10, 2017 – The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center, located in Downtown Jamestown, will be hosting two fashion design classes to collaborate with Chautauqua Mall’s “Recycle The Runway Live” event.   

Fashion Is Art class will be held on Monday from 5pm-6pm at the Infinity Center. Class will be held from Monday, April 17-Monday, May 22. Recycle The Runway classes will be held on Wednesdays from April 19-May 31 from 4pm-5pm.

Students will learn how to design clothing, create patterns, and design their own pieces. They will also use old textiles to “recycle” or “upcycle” materials into brand new designs! 

Students will participate in, “Recycle The Runway-Live” at Chautauqua Mall on Sunday, June 4.