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New Exhibit, ‘Garden Art Saturday’ Highlight June Events at Enjoy The Journey

New Exhibit, ‘Garden Art Saturday’ Highlight June Events at Enjoy The Journey

West Seneca’s Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery will host the opening reception for an exhibit titled “The Evans Art Guild — 40 Years and Still Going Strong,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road. Free and open to the public, guests are invited to stop in and meet the artists. The exhibit will remain on display through July 5. 

Entries for an amateur photography contest, “The Essence of Water,” are due by Wednesday, June 5. Subject matter should include lakes, creeks, steams, beaches, waterfalls, etc. Photographers can submit up to three 8x10 photos mounted on foam core. There is an entry fee of $15, and a reception with prizes will be held on Saturday, June 8.

The Pasta Peddler, Blackbird Sweets: Family Businesses Find a Home on Buffalo’s West Side

The Pasta Peddler, Blackbird Sweets: Family Businesses Find a Home on Buffalo’s West Side

 

Two family owned businesses are among the first to open their doors within the historic Horsefeathers Building at 346 Connecticut on Buffalo’s West Side. The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets are now open for business and the proprietors are eager to share their family recipes with their new neighbors and customers.

Founded in 1994, The Pasta Peddler is owned and operated by Eric Amodeo and his father-in-law, Mike Sedia. Blackbird Sweets was founded in 2004 by Andrea Sedia Amodeo, wife of Eric and daughter of Mike.

Tomasik Optical Celebrating 55 Years of Service in WNY

Tomasik Optical Celebrating 55 Years of Service in WNY

This year marks the 55th anniversary of Tomasik Optical, founded in 1958 by Ed “Tommy” Tomasik. And through five-and-a-half decades, there’s been one corporate vision that has always remained in focus, according to second-generation owner Michael Tomasik. “We want people to see better, feel better and look better when they pick up their new glasses!”

Both the local business and the optical industry have seen plenty of changes during those 55 years, according to Tomasik, who still operates the store originally opened by his father at 1258 Electric Ave. in Lackawanna. The business expanded to a second location at 3800 N. Buffalo Road in Orchard Park in 2007.

Russell’s Atelier Offers Professional Art Services, Impressive Art Gallery

Russell’s Atelier Offers Professional Art Services, Impressive Art Gallery

 

Russell Cleversley has been part of the Western New York arts scene for some four decades. In 1972, his artistic interests began to surface when he accepted a position doing art reproduction work for a local company. As his knowledge of the art industry expanded, his own artistic talents emerged. And today, the well-known artist is also the proud owner of Russell’s Atelier, an artist services center and art gallery located at 10 Center Road in West Seneca.

Legislator Dixon, Urban Valet announce free prom dresses available

Legislator Dixon, Urban Valet announce  free prom dresses available

 

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon and Urban Valet Dry Cleaners announce that the 4th annual Prom Dress Drive Shopping Days will be held Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 at Performing Arts Dance Academy, located at 206 Lake St., Hamburg.

 

Girls are invited to come and shop for a free dress from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. A large selection of colors, sizes and styles will be displayed for girls to look through. Dressing rooms will be provided to allow shoppers to try on three (3) dresses at a time.

 

“The shopping days are a lot of fun and help families handle the cost associated with preparing for the prom or other formal event. This year we have a large collection, featuring some truly amazing gowns,” said Legislator Dixon. “All local girls are invited to come and shop through the selection during one of the two shopping days.”

 

Legislator Dixon Announces Free Prom Dress Shopping Days

Legislator Dixon Announces Free Prom Dress Shopping Days

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon announces that the fourth annual Prom Dress Drive has collected numerous dresses for local high school girls to “shop” through during one of the two upcoming Shopping Days. Held in cooperation with Urban Valet Dry Cleaners, the Prom Dress Drive helps girls find a free gown for the big dance or event.

New this year, the Shopping Days will be held at Performing Arts Dance Academy, located at 206 Lake St., Hamburg. Girls are invited to come and “shop” for a free gown from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 13 and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14.

Legislator Dixon, Urban Valet announce 4th Annual Prom Dress Drive kicks-off today

Legislator Dixon, Urban Valet announce 4th Annual Prom Dress Drive kicks-off today

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon will again partner with Urban Valet Dry Cleaners for the 4th Annual Prom Dress Drive. All donated gowns will be professionally cleaned thanks to Urban Valet and made available to local high school girls in need of a dress for prom.

“I am happy to once again host the Prom Dress Drive to collect gowns and ensure local girls have something beautiful to wear to the dance. This is an incredible cost savings for any family as prom can be quite expensive,” said Legislator Dixon. “The community has always been extremely supportive, even donating amazing designer dresses. There is always a large selection of sizes, styles and colors, including long and short gowns, making shopping through the collection fun for the girls.”