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No Frills to release ‘When the Lights Go Out’ by Michael Farrell on November 10

No Frills to release ‘When the Lights Go Out’ by Michael Farrell on November 10

 

A barroom guitarist strumming between two lives. A faded bluesman drunk on his own legend. A rock pianist who responds to a higher calling. These compelling characters clash to drive the drama of author Michael Farrell’s second Buffalo-set novel, “When the Lights Go Out,” set for release by No Frills Buffalo on Nov. 10.

Farrell — whose debut novel “Running with Buffalo” was released in 2007 — returns to introduce readers to local musician Johnny “Nighthawk” Nolan, a downtown Buffalo favorite who spent his evenings exhaling covers and originals, all while basking in the adulation of devoted revelers. To Nolan, those nights under the lights meant everything — until he needed to walk away.

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Welcomes New Instructors

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Welcomes New Instructors

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Welcomes New Instructors

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (October 8, 2015) – Infinity Visual and Performing Arts welcomes two new instructors!

Mike Quimby- Piano Instructor- Mike has been a part of the Western New York area for over 17 years. A graduate of Houghton College, Mike has always loved music. He began with piano lessons at age 5 and eventually studied cello. He spent two years playing cello with the Houghton College Philharmonic. As the Director of Worship for a local church for many years, Mike led a team of instrumentalists and vocalists from the piano, keyboard or guitar. Mike has also produced several full-length musicals including Scrooge, It’s a Wonderful Life, and I’ll Be Home for Christmas.
Mike is very excited to join Infinity this year. Currently he serves as Worship Pastor at Church on the Rock. His passions are his faith and his family and he enjoys writing music and performing with his wife, Jen.

Part II: Actress Farrah Krenek discusses bullying, Mother Teresa, ‘Skeleton Twins’

Part II: Actress Farrah Krenek discusses bullying, Mother Teresa, ‘Skeleton Twins’

Actress and UChic ambassador Farrah Krenek spoke to me in the first half of our interview about the "State of the Girl" series, "Orange is the New Black," gay marriage and empowering women. Read more about Krenek here, as she opens up about prayer, being yourself, and her upcoming film "Freeheld" with Ellen Page and Julianne Moore. To hear Farrah tell her story, go to http://www.examiner.com/article-part-ii-farrah-krenek-discusses-bullying...

 

Actress Farrah Krenek talks ‘State of the Girl,’ gay women, 'Orange is the New Black'

Actress Farrah Krenek talks ‘State of the Girl,’ gay women, 'Orange is the New Black'

Most of the world knows actress Farrah Krenek as "Farrah the Innkeeper," from the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black,"  a show about females in prison, the characters based on real-life women. However, Krenek has gone beyond the call of duty as an actress. Recently named UChic Ambassador, Krenek is promoting "The State of the Girl," a series about women empowerment and education, something the advocate recently talked to me about. Read on for the first half of my two part interview with Krenek as she dishes about student loan debt, gay women's struggles, 90210, her love for Carol O'Connor and Hillary Swank. . . To learn more about Farrah in our chat, click on  http://www.examiner.com/article/farrah-krenek-talk-state-of-the-girl-gay-women-orange-is-the-new-black  

 

 

 

WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

AT&T, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, University at Buffalo, dig Buffalo, InfoTech WNY and Buffalo Open Data partner to host a civic hackathon challenging teams to create innovative software and/or hardware solutions that will serve the community

 WNY Civic Hackathon powered by AT&T, the first ever daylong hackathon dedicated to solving local civic issues in the region, will challenge teams to face off to deliver the best civic technological solution in a 13 hour period for the following local issues; Housing/Property Blight, Transportation, and Advocacy/Public Policy. Cash prizes totaling $3,500 will be awarded, with a grand prize of $2,000, followed by a second place prize of $1,000 and $500 for third place. 

From Engineer to Entrepreneur ...

From Engineer to Entrepreneur ...

 

By Lauren Kirchmyer

Quitting a steady job to become an entrepreneur is a scary change filled with uncertainty. The move comes with a lot of hope and hard work, but according to local entrepreneur Adam Kern, the change can be a rewarding one.

The Orchard Park native graduated from the University at Buffalo and worked as an engineer when he started designing his own T-shirts through a company he named My Buffalo Shirt.

Lenna Foundation Creates Ruth Lundin Environmental Internship Endowment

Lenna Foundation Creates Ruth Lundin Environmental Internship Endowment

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Nature Center is reporting in its current newsletter that the Lenna Foundation has generously agreed to endow one of its internship positions.

The foundation has established a fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation that will provide enough money each year to pay for one seasonal intern.

In making the announcement, Center President Ruth Lundin said, “This is very exciting! Interns provide us with new ideas and energy every year, and we work to provide them with a solid foundation for continuing their career in natural history, biology, or environmental education.”

Lundin was delightfully surprised to learn that the fund will be named the Ruth Lundin Environmental Internship Endowment. Her response was, “What an honor!”