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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. 

Increase Your Vehicle’s Visibility with a Free Sample From INVIEW VEHICLE TRIM®

Increase Your Vehicle’s Visibility with a Free Sample From INVIEW VEHICLE TRIM®

INVIEW VEHICLE TRIM®, an innovative product that allows your vehicle to be easily seen at night by oncoming traffic from more than 1,000 feet away, is offering several thousand free samples to the driving public.

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Get a Match for Your Audubon Nature Center Donation

Get a Match for Your Audubon Nature Center Donation

Jamestown, NY – You have an opportunity to get a match for your donation to the Audubon Nature Center.

With its “Warren Gives” program, the Community Foundation of Warren County, Pennsylvania, will be accepting and tracking donations, strictly online, and contributions will be matched. All contributions made at www.warrengives.org between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, will receive a match in proportion to the amounts received by each participating organization.

The $35,000 Warren Gives 2016 match pool is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Warren County, Betts Foundation, DeFrees Family Memorial Fund, Sara Sokolski Family Fund, Northwest Charitable Trust Foundation, and Blair Corporation.

Shults Auto Group Presents Infinity's Annual Spring Showcase

Shults Auto Group Presents Infinity's Annual Spring Showcase

Shults Auto Group Presents Infinity's Annual Spring Showcase

JAMESTOWN (May 2, 2016) – Spring is in the air and students of the Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center have been working since October to prepare for this year’s annual Spring Showcase! Sponsored by the Shults Auto Group, the Infinity Spring Showcase will take place on May 21, 2016 at the Jamestown High School Auditorium. Students will be putting on two performances; a matinee performance at 2:00pm and an encore performance at 7:00pm.

Infinity Seeks Bands/Musicians for 13th Annual Local Music Showcase

Infinity Seeks Bands/Musicians for 13th Annual Local Music Showcase

Infinity Seeks Bands/Musicians for 13th Annual Local Music Showcase

Jamestown, N.Y. (May 1, 2016) – Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. is inviting local bands and musicians to participate in their 13th Annual Local Music Showcase.

Local Music Showcase is an annual event that raises funds to support music and arts instruction at the Infinity Center. The fundraiser, which is held throughout Downtown Jamestown, will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Nearly 50 local bands and musicians donate their time each year to help Infinity. More than a dozen local venues will donate their space for the cause!

Exhibition Features Children’s Works Inspired by Street Photographer

Exhibition Features Children’s Works Inspired by Street Photographer

Elementary and middle school students from South Buffalo’s Seneca Babcock community displayed their “street photography” skills at a Daemen College exhibition that was inspired by the works of American street photographer Vivian Maier.

The photographs shown in the April 21 exhibition, “Seneca Babcock Through the Eyes, Hearts and Art of Children: Part III,” resulted from a community art project overseen by Dr. Mary Wolf, Daemen associate professor of art education, and art education major Samantha Lora of Manchester.