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WNYers Will Feel Right at Home at the Home County Folk Festival

WNYers Will Feel Right at Home at the Home County Folk Festival

London's longest running free admission music and arts festival — the Home County Folk Festival — showcasing a variety of Canadian folk music on six stages in beautiful Victoria Park, will take place July 15-17. And Western New Yorkers are invited to cross the border to experience traditional music along with Celtic, indie/folk rock, blues, bluegrass, Aboriginal, Quebecois and much more. 

Guests can stroll through the park and shop among the 120 juried Canadian crafter and artisan booths. Craft booths include pottery, glass, jewelry, fine art, textiles, metal, wood and photography. The festival also offers 30 food vendors featuring a variety of cuisines. 

Cheektowaga Graduate’s Song Hits Top 12 in International Contest

Cheektowaga Graduate’s Song Hits Top 12 in International Contest

When 1986 Cheektowaga Central graduate Lisa Barrett set out to write a song several years ago, it had nothing to do with making the big time or signing a record deal.

She took pen to paper in mourning of her nephew, Austin, who lost his battle with cancer just shy of his second birthday. While she had performed in church folk groups and high school musicals, she never had written a song, but she wanted to be Austin’s voice.

“If you've never experienced it, there is no greater pain than the loss of a child,” she said.

Risk Pays Off as Crowley Webb Campaign for Praxis Takes First Place

Risk Pays Off as Crowley Webb Campaign for Praxis Takes First Place

BUFFALO, NY – Crowley Webb, a full-service marketing communications agency in Buffalo, NY, earned first place honors for its Praxis Communications’ 2010 direct mail campaign at this year’s Business Marketing Association’s ACE Awards. The annual national awards recognize innovative creative campaigns that inform and transform the way people do business.

The direct mail pieces feature people engaged in risky behavior – a man feeding steak to a bear in one and a woman watching television in a bathtub in another – with the message that it’s even riskier to recruit patients for clinical research studies without the aid of Praxis. “We are thrilled to be recognized for this campaign,” said David Buck, Crowley Webb president. “It speaks to our commitment to developing campaigns that produce results for our clients, while demonstrating the talent of our team.”

Consecration of 11th Episcopal Bishop will be Uniquely WNY

Consecration of 11th Episcopal Bishop will be Uniquely WNY

Local Artisan's Work to Adorn Altarpiece

From the moment the Rev. Dr. R. William Franklin becomes Bishop of Western New York on April 30, 2011, Western New York will be always be near at hand and close to his heart.

The first thing those attending the consecration service being held at 11 a.m. at the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts are likely to notice will be the 8 foot wide custom altar frontal.

The frontal was designed by the Reinvestment Group from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Westfield, NY, using fabrics donated by churches around our seven county diocese.

Annunciation School Shines Spotlight on Art and Music Programs

Annunciation School Shines Spotlight on Art and Music Programs

The arts are alive at Annunciation School in Elma, where students recently performed the annual spring school musical in front of a packed house. Guests were treated to a spectacular performance of “Aladdin” on March 31, starring members of the eighth grade class. Playing the lead roles were Daniel Bielli, Quinn Coughlin, Madeline Dake, Taylor Panaro, Luke Przybyla and Nicholas Tredo.

In addition to the annual spring musical, Annunciation students enjoy being creative in art class and showcasing their talents in music class. The school also offers a Christmas program, school choir/chorus, the Paul Effman Band Program, and a Drama Club and Reading Club.

Turkish Coffee Night: "Flavors of Turkish Music: Past & Present"

Turkish Coffee Night: "Flavors of Turkish Music: Past & Present"

You are cordially invited to our upcoming traditional Turkish Coffee Night event. This event will take place at the Turkish Cultural Center Buffalo (1517 Kenmore Avenue, Kenmore, NY, 14217) on Saturday, April 16th at 7pm.

Eat and Drink Locally, Be Merry

Eat and Drink Locally, Be Merry
Fri 12pm-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-6pm Drink Local–Eat Local!
Experience wine & food pairing on the Niagara
Wine Trail! Taste a different free sample paired
perfectly with a wine at each winery. Additional
food samplings may be available for purchase at
select wineries.

Tickets good for all three days and includes wine
tasting at each winery, one food sampling at each
winery and a commemorative wine glass from
your starting winery.