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Visiting College Students are in Their Element at Past & Present Science and Nature Store

Visiting College Students are in Their Element at Past & Present Science and Nature Store

It was a quiet Sunday morning in Blasdell when two white vans carrying 25 guests from SUNY New Paltz pulled up to the Past & Present Science and Nature Store on South Park Avenue just past 10 a.m. For most of the earth science education and geology majors on a four-day excursion through upstate and Western New York, it was their first visit to this hidden gem.

And suddenly, these future scientists and educators were like kids in a candy store, their expressions of glee and excitement immediately noticeable as they walked through the front entrance.

Explore Buffalo Announces May Tour Schedule

Explore Buffalo Announces May Tour Schedule

Explore Buffalo has released an exciting and interesting lineup of local architecture, history and neighborhood tours during the month of May. 

Stand Out From the ‘Selfie’ Crowd with a Professional Headshot

Stand Out From the ‘Selfie’ Crowd with a Professional Headshot

There are countless reasons why an individual may require a professional headshot —  applying for a new position, a recent promotion at your current place of employment or being appointed to the board of a nonprofit organization are among the top reasons. But whatever the reason, it’s always best to be prepared with both knowledge and the name and number of an experienced headshot photographer.

“A professional headshot is often your first opportunity to make a positive impression,” said Elizabeth Snyder, owner of Elizabeth Snyder Photography, LLC of Grand Island. “Some companies are now requiring a profile image along with a resume at an in-person interview, so planning in advance is key. And in today’s ‘selfie’ world, you will really stand out and show your professionalism.

Art Show and Sale to Benefit Students Impacted by Loss of Funds

Art Show and Sale to Benefit Students Impacted by Loss of Funds

A Small Town Art Show and Sale, a benefit to raise funds to replace money allegedly stolen from the Pavilion Central School District Parent Teacher Organization, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at BW’s Country Club Banquet Facility, 11070 Perry Road, Pavilion. 

The show will feature numerous pieces of art donated by local artists and Pavilion students. There will be artwork priced to sell, plus silent and live auctions.

‘Nothing Here is Real’ is the Latest Release from Publisher No Frills Buffalo

‘Nothing Here is Real’ is the Latest Release from Publisher No Frills Buffalo

“Nothing Here is Real,” the first novel by local author Matt Bindig, is set for April release by No Frills Buffalo publishing company.

Bindig was raised outside of Buffalo and educated at Hobart College and Harvard University. He lives with his wife and children in the Buffalo area where he teaches high school English. 

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Lists Creative Springtime Events

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Lists Creative Springtime Events

“Two Peas In a Pod,” an exhibit featuring the work of mother and daughter artists Sharon and Lauren Fratantonio, opens Friday, April 8, at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. The artwork will include Sharon’s funky doodle drawings and pottery and Lauren’s colorful clay fungi creations and incredible drawings.

Career Development for Artists with Gerald Mead will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. A noted artist, independent curator and art collector, Mead will discuss strategies for getting broader exposure for you and your artwork through exhibition opportunities, networking and promotion. The cost for this class is $20.

Explore Buffalo Announces Fun and Educational April Tours

Explore Buffalo Announces Fun and Educational April Tours

Unique and exciting tours highlighting Buffalo’s history, art and architecture are being offered through Explore Buffalo throughout the month of April. 

April 1, 6 to 8 p.m.
Fact or Fiction: A Questionable Tour of Buffalo
Pan-American Grill, 391 Washington St., Buffalo
General Admission $25, Explorer Pass Holders $20

How well do you think you know Buffalo’s history? Join Explore Buffalo on April Fool’s Day for the only time you will hear Explore Buffalo docents give a tour that is only half true! As we walk through downtown on this happy hour tour, guides will keep you guessing with some stories that are true but unbelievable, mixed with some tall tales of their own creation. Keep track on your scorecard along the way, and if your ability to sniff out lies is the best of the bunch, you’ll win a prize!