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National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

Niagara Falls Park receives another installment of $125,000 extreme makeover

In what has become something of a rite of spring, more than 50 National Grid employees returned to Gill Creek Park in Niagara Falls to continue efforts to beautify and transform this popular public park and community asset into one of Niagara County’s most picturesque and useful green spaces.  This is the fourth time in five years that National Grid volunteers have worked with city and neighbor organizations on projects in the park. 

Interested in Joining 4-H? Informational Meetings Planned

Interested in Joining 4-H? Informational Meetings Planned

Erie County Legislators Lynne Dixon, Joseph Lorigo, John Mills and Edward Rath, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension – Erie County, are pleased to announce that two informational meetings to highlight the many exciting programs available through 4-H will be held in November. With an extensive list of opportunities available to youths, ages 5-19, the informational meetings will discuss what programs are offered and how to get involved.

Construction Exchange Membership Up 50% Over Five Years

Construction Exchange Membership Up 50% Over Five Years

Association’s commitment to providing programs of value, member benefits, Online Plan Room and more seen as driver for increase

The Construction Exchange of Buffalo & WNY, Inc., a non-profit organization that serves the Western New York commercial construction industry, announced today it has increased its membership by 50 percent over the last five years.

With 50 percent more members and plans to grow even more, it was necessary for, the association to hire additional staff to ensure the member experience does not suffer. To fill this role, the Construction Exchange hired Bill Diehl as Membership Director. Diehl will be responsible for continuing the growth and promoting engagement with current members.

A stable construction market and improvements in the services offered by the association are seen as contributing factors to the membership growth.

Interview: Artpark Hosts Legendary Charlie Daniels Band on Sept. 4

Interview: Artpark Hosts Legendary Charlie Daniels Band on Sept. 4

Artpark & Company has hosted many notable musicians as part of its "Tuesday in the Park" concert series. The Lewiston performing arts venue has hosted hit-makers, Grammy winners, television and film actors and even a "Dancing with the Stars" contestant.

But tonight's headliner is quite possibly the only one to have had an entire museum dedicated to his life and career.

For 10 years, the Charlie Daniels Museum was open in the heart of Nashville, Tenn. Each year, thousands of visitors (including this writer) ventured into the 2nd Avenue treasury, which housed priceless pieces of a career that includes collaborations with Elvis and Bob Dylan, 20 million records sold, and a membership in the Grand Ole Opry.

Amherst Senior Center Presents "The Audition" Live Theatre on September 7th

Amherst Senior Center Presents "The Audition" Live Theatre on September 7th

The Amherst Center for Senior Services will present “The Audition” - a live theatre presentation on Friday, September 7, 2012 at the Center located at 370 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst.

“The Audition” is a good old fashioned comedy written by Steve Petix and is the story of a talented young singer/songwriter who blows into town and enthusiastically shows up at a nightclub audition, only to discover the proprietor (a grizzled former Vaudevillian Comic) is in search of a new headline comedian to save his struggling club. 

The doors will open at 5:30 pm, followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 pm.  The show starts at 7:00 pm and will be followed by a coffee bar .  There is no cost to attend the event but reservations are required by calling 636-3059.

The event is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Amherst Senior Citizen’s Foundation, People, Inc., FM Communications and Try-It Distributing.

Stay Cool This August at the Amherst Center

Stay Cool This August at the Amherst Center

The Amherst Center for Senior Services wants to help area seniors beat the heat by enjoying the numerous activities and events at the Center, which is delightfully air conditioned.

To become a member, you must be age 55 or older or that person’s younger spouse. Applicants must apply in person.  For Town of Amherst Residents, you may join the Senior Center for a one-time fee of $30.  Two proofs of Amherst residency are required.  Non-Amherst Residents may join the Senior Center for annual fee of $30 and must meet above age requirement.

An Amazing Facility: The Center provides perfect reading areas, great spots for doing crossword puzzles, lounge areas for listening to live music, a billiards room, card room, and great gift shop.  The Center also has a lovely covered terrace and Audubon Café’.

Legislator Rath: Guided Walk Through Akron Falls Park on Saturday

Legislator Rath: Guided Walk Through Akron Falls Park on Saturday

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath announces that a free guided walk through beautiful Akron Falls Park will be held on Saturday, June 9. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The park is located at 44 Parkview Drive and signs will be placed at the entrance, directing attendees to the starting point of the walk.

“This is a great opportunity to tour Akron Falls Park, which features a waterfall, rock garden and interesting plant and animal life.  The guided walks series promotes healthy lifestyles and includes health screenings and educational information to encourage healthy choices," said Legislator Rath. "If you have never visit Akron Falls Park, this is the perfect time to see its natural beauty firsthand."