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Budweiser Gardens in London to Host Varekai by Cirque du Soleil

Budweiser Gardens in London to Host Varekai by Cirque du Soleil

Varekai, the newest arena show by Cirque du Soleil, will perform from May 28 through June 1 in nearby London, Ontario, at Budweiser Gardens. After 11 years of touring under the big top, Varekai’s new adventure is now touring the world’s top arenas, including some markets never visited before!

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Western New York Land Conservancy to Hold Annual Meeting and Reception at Buffalo Yacht Club

Western New York Land Conservancy to Hold Annual Meeting and Reception at Buffalo Yacht Club

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy is very pleased to announce the 2014 Annual Meeting and Reception to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Buffalo Yacht Club at the foot of Porter Avenue in Buffalo. The historic building is right on Lake Erie, and the spectacular second floor dining area and outdoor patio boast views of passing sail boats and the summer sunset. 

Local Artist Matt Schreiner Painting His Way Into the Hearts of Many

Local Artist Matt Schreiner Painting His Way Into the Hearts of Many

 

It’s quite an accomplishment when you can take a hobby and turn it into a career. It becomes a remarkable achievement when you can expand upon that career so that it will benefit countless others in your community and across the country.

But that’s exactly what 26-year-old Orchard Park resident Matt Schreiner has been able to accomplish, with amazing results. After graduating from Niagara Falls High School and Buffalo State College, where he majored in education, Schreiner decided to follow a different career path. This path focused on his artistic abilities and his love of sports and especially his hometown teams, the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills.

Tomasik Optical Celebrates Earth Day Every Day

Tomasik Optical Celebrates Earth Day Every Day

 

April 22 is Earth Day, a day of great importance to the local eye care experts at Tomasik Optical. In fact, they strive to make a difference in the Western New York community every day — 365 days a year!

For example, Tomasik Optical is proud to carry the only brand of frames certified to be made of at least 95 percent recycled materials. ECO — or Earth Conscious Optics — are the choice of actor Leonardo DeCaprio, who wears both prescription and sunglass styles from this environmentally conscious brand. Are you interested in helping the environment? Ask the experts at Tomasik Optical to show you this unique line of high-quality and earth-friendly frames!

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NOCO raises more than $8,400 for Roswell Park in Blue4Ben campaign

NOCO raises more than $8,400 for Roswell Park in Blue4Ben campaign
NOCO customers and employees showed their support for Ben Sauer and his family raising a total of $8,441 during a recent Blue4Ben campaign.  From March 19 – April 2, customers at local NOCO Express Stores were encouraged to donate $1 to the cause, raising a total of $7,534.  Employees at NOCO’s corporate office also donated $907 by participating in two dress down/wear Blue4Ben days and purchasing Blue4Ben bracelets. NOCO’s donation will benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Pediatric Cancer Care Center.

 

“Ben’s story has affected many of us throughout the local community and raised additional awareness for pediatric cancer,” said Michael F. Newman, executive vice president, NOCO. “Our customers and employees gave generously in honor of Ben and this donation will support Roswell Park in their ongoing efforts to care for children fighting cancer.”

 

Exhibits, Classes Continue at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

Exhibits, Classes Continue at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

 

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery in West Seneca has several creative events and classes planned throughout the months of April and May. The gallery is located at 1168 Orchard Park Road.

The popular Wine, Women & Art class returns from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10.  A girl’s night out, participants in this month’s class will paint a pair of wine glasses and a wine decanter in a grape motif. All supplies are included and the cost of the class is just $25. To reserve your place, please call 675-0204.

Cultural Attractions Collaborate to Create Seven-stop ‘Passport’ Event in Erie and Niagara Counties

Cultural Attractions Collaborate to Create Seven-stop ‘Passport’ Event in Erie and Niagara Counties

 

Seven Erie and Niagara County cultural attractions are teaming up to present a collaborative weekend, May 8-10, enabling guests to visit all seven locations for one low price. “History in Your Backyard” participants will receive a commemorative “passport” that will be stamped at each attraction. The passport will also contain discounts for numerous local restaurants.

Additionally, participants who visit and receive a stamp at each site will be entered into  a drawing to win a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls courtesy of Rainbow Air Helicopter Rides! Participants will also be entered to win a gift basket from each participating attraction. Details will be available at each location.