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Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Welcomes New Instructors

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Welcomes New Instructors

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (May 10, 2017) – Infinity Visual and Performing Arts welcomes two new instructors! Ryan Hawkins (Steel Drum) and Kate Rinko (Infinite Exploration).

Ryan co-directs Infinity’s Steel Drum Ensemble and beginning Steel Drum classes. Kate is teaching Infinity’s newest private lesson experience,  “Infinite Exploration!”

Do you want to join Infinity, but you aren't sure where to start?

Sign up for "Infinite Exploration", and you will receive a 30 minute private lesson each week exploring a variety of different instruments and art forms!  Discover the right fit for you!

Infinite Exploration Lessons include experiences such as:

Piano, Ukulele, Dance, Film, Photography, Rhythm, Reading Music, Steel Drums, Hand Drums, Guitar, Art

Ryan Hawkins- Steel Drum Instructor

WBFO and AT&T to present Cyberbullying Facebook Live Event May 9 at 1 pm

WBFO and AT&T to present Cyberbullying Facebook Live Event May 9 at 1 pm

WBFO-FM 88.7 and AT&T will present a Facebook Live panel event on cyberbullying on Tuesday, May 9 at 1:00 p.m.

Hosted by WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley, this online event is not simply to raise awareness of cyberbullying.  This program is about developing strategies that students, teachers and parents can use to minimize cyberbullying. The program will also provide online tools and resources to help facilitate conversations and make a cultural shift around this dangerous behavior.

The panel:

·       Tracy Rodemeyer, the mother of Jamey Rodemeyer, the Williamsville teen who was driven to suicide by cyberbullying in 2011.

·       Amanda Nickerson, Ph.d, Director of UB’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse prevention.

·       Daniela Wolfe, a social worker for the Amherst School District and serves as a Dignity Act Coordinator.

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Welcomes New Instructors

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Welcomes New Instructors

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (May 1, 2017) – Infinity Visual and Performing Arts welcomes two new instructors! Patrick Becker (Voice) and Sheridan Smith (Awareness Theater).

Patrick Becker- Vocal Instructor

Patrick Philip Becker, Tenor, is an alumnus from Mercyhurst University. He recently performed Monastatos in Die Zauberflöte and Pedrillo in DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL with the D’Angelo Opera Theater as well as Cosmic Ray in Thompson Street Opera Company’s production of COSMIC RAY AND THE AMAZING CHRIS.

In past seasons, he was a young artist with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre as the cover for Don Ottavio in DON GIOVANNI.

Rural Outreach Center Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

Rural Outreach Center Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC), located at 730 Olean Road in East Aurora, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting, empowering and elevating the impoverished rural population in southern Erie County and surrounding areas, has made several new appointments to its board of directors.

Audubon and Watershed Conservancy Announce Collaboration

Audubon and Watershed Conservancy Announce Collaboration

Jamestown, NY – The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is pleased to announce the expansion of its sanctuaries to include the Bentley Sanctuary, a unique wildlife preserve off of Fluvanna Avenue Extension near Fluvanna that is known for its ephemeral spring wildflowers and winding trails.

The Sanctuary was the first property acquired by Jamestown Audubon Society when 40 acres were donated by Gustavus Bentley in December, 1960. It was a favorite birding site for the famous naturalist and Jamestown native Roger Tory Peterson.  In 1933 Peterson mapped 50 species of nesting birds on the property.  Bentley also surveyed the site between 1960 and 1965 and published a booklet listing the plant species he found.  Audubon Community Nature Center has continued to hold annual Mother’s Day Wildflower Walks at Bentley, but for many years it has been underutilized beyond this one event. 

Audubon Community Nature Center Recognizes Thousands of Volunteer Hours

Audubon Community Nature Center Recognizes Thousands of Volunteer Hours

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Community Nature Center began its 60th anniversary year with the celebration of its Volunteer Appreciation Night and Annual Dinner and the announcement of its new name. 

The event began with a social time followed by a dinner featuring locally produced food prepared by Miley’s Old Inn of Jamestown.

In calling to order the annual meeting, Board Chair John Beard acknowledged Bob Crowley of the Community Foundation of Warren County and Randy Sweeney of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for helping to make the evening possible.

  President Ruth Lundin installed all the board members for 2016-2017. New board member Wendy Bale, an artist and photographer who works at Blair and lives in Kiantone, joined returning members John Beard, Pierre Chagnon, Bob Klebacha, Penny Lester, Pete Lombardi, Steve Maggio, Jim Murphy, Ellen Paquette, Bob Sokolski, Rose Stark, Nate Welker, and Carolyn Yurick.

New Release From No Frills Buffalo Follows Author’s Rocky Road to Redemption

New Release From No Frills Buffalo Follows Author’s Rocky Road to Redemption

“The Lost Son: A Rock 'n' Roll Road to Redemption” by Peter McNeela, M.D., M.P.H., is the latest release from No Frills Buffalo publishing company.