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Open House, Derby Luncheon and Dance Workshop Coming to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Open House, Derby Luncheon and Dance Workshop Coming to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

An Open House, Kentucky Derby Luncheon and Victorian Dance Workshop highlight a fun-filled May calendar at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

The annual Open House is a free event from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 5, featuring tables from all of the organization’s creative guilds and information on how you can become involved at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. Guests will also find information on renting the museum, becoming a member or sponsor, getting involved as a volunteer, and all of Heritage Village’s upcoming events! Brief guided tours will be offered at 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. Guests will also have an opportunity to meet the staff, Board of Trustees, volunteers, and twin Jersey calves Jack and Flynn! There will be a report to the community presentation from 7 to 8 p.m. and a reception of coffee, tea, water and goodies.

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Buffalo Unconference Powered by AT&T Turns Attendees in to Presenters

Buffalo Unconference Powered by AT&T Turns Attendees in to Presenters

 

Free Self-organizing conference returns to provide for an opportunity for the collision of ideas and collaboration; hundreds of Western New Yorker to spend April 16th teaching each other new innovative skills

 

Changes In U.S.-Cuba Relations Prompt Niagara University Students To Explore Havana

Changes In U.S.-Cuba Relations Prompt Niagara University Students To Explore Havana

The United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations in July 2015. As a result, Americans are permitted to travel to Cuba as long as their purpose falls within 12 broad categories of activities, including “educational activities by persons at academic institutions.”

And now a new course on Cuban politics and society at Niagara University includes an intensive two-week research program in Havana and its surrounding areas.

The faculty-led, field-based research component of Cuban Politics & Society (POL 398) will take place May 16-29, 2016.

Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo 17 Slated for April 10

Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo 17 Slated for April 10

WNY Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo 17, the area’s largest biannual sports card and memorabilia show featuring over 100 tables of merchandise, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Grapevine Banquet Hall, 333 Dick Road, Depew.

Former Buffalo Bills star Ray Bentley will be providing free autographs, with purchase, at his table during the event. He will have copies of his novel, “Driftwood,” along with copies of his popular children’s books, photos, cards and other items. 

Vendor tables will feature new and vintage sports cards, non-sports cards, packs, autographs, game programs, yearbooks, pennants, videos, vintage photos and much more. The event will feature local and out-of-state vendors, as well as dealers who are new to this show. 

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NIOGA Library System Launching Campaign Aimed at Engaging Young Adults

NIOGA Library System Launching Campaign Aimed at Engaging Young Adults

NIOGA, a nonprofit cooperative library system, is launching a new campaign aimed at young adults in Niagara, Orleans and Genesee Counties to call their attention to the vast resources available at their local library, including free Wi-Fi, video games, music and video streaming, and eBook downloads.

“Libraries nationally are facing tough competition as on-demand technology becomes more and more accessible,” said Tom Bindeman, executive director of NIOGA Library System. “But the advantage that libraries have is that we offer the same content for free. We just need to make more people aware of that.”

NIOGA will launch its "There’s More to Check Out at Your Local Library" campaign on April 11, just in time for National Library Week. Twenty libraries will participate in the campaign that features a series of posters, social media and web content, and a contest.

Q & A with Janna Willoughby-Lohr of Papercraft Miracles

Q & A with Janna Willoughby-Lohr of Papercraft Miracles

 

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking to a multifaceted artist I have the pleasure of knowing personally and professionally, Janna Willoughby-Lohr. Instead of focusing on her numerous talents, I chose to focus on her main passion, paper.

Being both a supporter of her work, and a loyal customer, our conversation turned into a Q & A.  Janna can create whatever your heart desires. I own and have gifted several journals created by Janna and my son had his first art publication in her teacup book series.

Janna is unstoppable, dedicated, knows her work and continues to educate herself in all aspects of the art of paper. Look no further for paper, journal, bookbinding and photo album needs because Papercraft Miracles is beyond impeccable.

Below is our Q & A, along with links to where you can find Janna, her work and events she will be appearing and teaching:

 

Graphcon Launches Artisan Printing Company The Pickle Ship

Graphcon Launches Artisan Printing Company The Pickle Ship

The Pickle Ship, an artisan printing and stamping company specializing in high-quality letterpress printing, foil stamping, embossing and die cutting, was launched today by Graphcon, Inc., an Orchard Park-based printing services company.

The Pickle Ship and Graphcon are owned and operated by brothers DJ and Matt Schutt.

“In this digital age where media is often produced at the push of a button, we are resurrecting the craftsmanship associated with printing,” said Matt Schutt. “Being a third-generation artisan print shop and having learned the business from our father, we respect the time-honored printing techniques handed down from generation to generation.”