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Drums Along the Waterfront Celebrates WNY Competitors

Drums Along the Waterfront Celebrates WNY Competitors

 

Eight of the top drum corps in the world — who hold 42 combined Drum Corps International World Championship titles — will be visiting Western New York early next month to compete in the annual Drums Along the Waterfront competition.

“This is marching music’s major leagues,” exclaimed Jack Gaylord Jr., president of Drums Along the Waterfront. “The work, the dedication, the talent, the passion … they have made it to the very top.”

Client Success Story: Fichman Furniture

Client Success Story: Fichman Furniture

 

Toronto-native Erran Fichman came to Berardi Immigration Law just three years ago wondering how he could expand his furniture business to the United States. Fichman owns Fichman Furniture (www.fichman.com), a company that designs and manufactures custom radiator covers. After successfully running his business for seven years in Canada, the demand for his product grew exponentially. It was time for Fichman Furniture to branch out. 

Auction Winners Enjoy “Figure 8 the Lake”

Auction Winners Enjoy “Figure 8 the Lake”

Jamestown, NY – The successful bidders at the Audubon Nature Center’s Falling for Nature Auction last October recently enjoyed their prize: a day-long tour of Chautauqua Lake guided by Tom Erlandson and Linda Swanson, authors of Figure 8 the Lake: A Driving Tour of Chautauqua Lake.

Beautiful weather awaited the travelers who departed from the Boat Landing at Jamestown’s McCrea Point Park on Saturday morning, May 30. They journeyed in the Nature Center van driven by volunteer Wanda Lucariello.

Each participant received an autographed copy of Figure 8 the Lake. As it was originally published in 2003, the authors challenged their fellow road-trippers to keep a list of changes along the way since the book was written.

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Three to Leadership Positions

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Three to Leadership Positions

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has appointed three new members to its leadership team. Judette Dahleiden has been named Director of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program, Beverly Eagan has been named Corporate Compliance Officer and Joseph Farrauto has been named Director of Human Resources.
      
Dennis Walczyk, Catholic Charities chief executive officer, said, “We are pleased to promote Beverly to her new position, and welcome Judette and Joe into two critical leadership roles. I look forward to the expertise, energy and passion all three will bring to their new and increased responsibilities.”

Rachel Chrostowski Joins WNY Land Conservancy as Community Engagement Director

Rachel Chrostowski Joins WNY Land Conservancy as Community Engagement Director

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy welcomed Rachel Chrostowski as the newest member of their staff on April 6, 2015. As community engagement director, Rachel will increase the public’s engagement with the Land Conservancy’s work. 

Rachel has a degree in geography and environmental studies from SUNY Geneseo; however, her education in earth science started at a much earlier age. She credits her geologist mother with her deep love of the natural environment, appreciation for open space and strong conservation values.

United Arts Appeal Project at Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

United Arts Appeal Project at Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

Jamestown, NY – “We’re so pleased that one of the projects supported by the United Arts Appeal will be promoted at the Buffalo Small Book Press Fair!”

That was the response of Lynn Warner, president of the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County, when she learned that Searching for Utopistan will be available at the April 18-19 event. The Book Fair will be held at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Porter Hall, 453 Porter Avenue on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aubrey McLaughlin Ready to Run for a Cause

Aubrey McLaughlin Ready to Run for a Cause

 

Just about every week you can find a 5K race somewhere in Western New York to raise funds for local organizations. Real running enthusiasts might even try something more challenging, like a 26-mile marathon, to raise funds and attention for a worthy cause. 

But on May 9, East Aurora native Aubrey McLaughlin will run the Gnaw Bone 50-mile race in Gnaw Bone, Indiana, all to raise funds and awareness for the Rural Outreach Center (ROC), a nonprofit organization based in South Wales.