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Grisanti Announces $250,000 In Funding For Town Of Evans

Grisanti Announces $250,000 In Funding For Town Of Evans

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) announced today that he has secured funding for the Town of Evans that will be used for environmental, public safety and parks and recreation projects that will enhance and improve conditions in the community while at the same time accomplish budgetary relief and increase efficiency.

Friends of Harmony Open House

Friends of Harmony Open House

The Friends of Harmony male a cappella chorus is holding an Open House on Tuesday night, October 15th at 7:30 at Sacred Heart School located on 5337 Genesee Street in Bowmansville, NY (about 0.7 mile east of Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant).    The chorus is preparing for their annual Christmas Concert to benefit the Food Bank of Western NY and guests are invited to be a part of it.    Come learn more about the chorus.  You may even get a chance to sing with us at the concert.   The chorus is actively auditioning all voice parts.

Friends of Harmony to Perform Free Concert on 9/10 at Buffalo River Fest Park

Friends of Harmony to Perform Free Concert on 9/10 at Buffalo River Fest Park

The Friends of Harmony, WNY's premier male a cappella group, will perform a free concert at Buffalo's River Fest Park on Tuesday evening at 7:00 on September 10th.  Enjoy the songs from your favorite Hollywood movie in 4-part barbershop style harmony.  The show will culminate with a musical salute to the US Armed Forces for the brave work they do protecting us both at home and abroad.  For more information about this and other upcoming Friends of Harmony performances, contact Don Ehrenreich at (716) 573-5911.

Lynyrd Skynyrd + Artpark Audience = A Good Time for All

Lynyrd Skynyrd + Artpark Audience = A Good Time for All

Do you remember reading those "Choose Your Own Adventure" books as a child?

Your actions determined the outcome. If you made the right choice, the book offered a stellar ending. If you made the wrong choice, well, the outcome wasn't as great.

A Lynyrd Skynyrd concert is sort of like a "Choose Your Own Adventure."

"We love getting the crowd into it," singer Johnny Van Zant said in a phone interview. "I want the crowd to go home hoarse, too. We feed off the crowd. That's what this band's all about is feeding off the crowd."

So, when the 10,000-plus who bought tickets to watch Lynyrd Skynyrd at "Tuesday in the Park" at Artpark arrive tonight, the fate of the show will rest in their hands.

Van Zant is confident the crowd will be loud (and the band will be happy).

$150,000 in Challenge Gifts for Mill Road Scenic Overlook

$150,000 in Challenge Gifts for Mill Road Scenic Overlook

The Friends of Mill Road, the Western New York Land Conservancy and the Town of Aurora are very pleased to announce that they have received two challenge gifts for a total of $150,000. Town Supervisor Jolene Jeffe stated, “We are so incredibly grateful to these two families for their leadership contributions that will create a community asset with extraordinary benefits for our entire region. We know that the overlook will enhance the economic vibrancy of our community and the health and enjoyment of our children and families by providing a new place to experience this incredible view.” 

'Slamming' Chicago Ready to Rock Artpark

'Slamming' Chicago Ready to Rock Artpark

Music has become a game of numbers for legendary Illinois-bred band Chicago.

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A recent Gallup poll suggested most U.S. citizens retire after roughly 40-45 years of work (age 61).

The same can't be said for the band members in Chicago.

Forty-six is the number of consecutive years Chicago has toured. While other acts might look to slow things down after 40-plus years, these band members are far from road-weary and eagerly anticipate each gig.

"Perhaps people are thinking, 'Well, how many more years are they going to want to do this? Maybe we should catch this show, because we don't know,' " said James Pankow, one of the founding members of Chicago. "You know, Elvis is gone. Frank Sinatra's gone. I never saw either one of them, and I regret it. And maybe people are kinda starting to think that way about Chicago. I mean, this is 46 years."

However, the renowned trombonist said Chicago "is absolutely slamming."

Grisanti And Ryan: Bill to Increase Funding for Scajaquada Creek Restoration Signed Into Law

Grisanti And Ryan: Bill to Increase Funding for Scajaquada Creek Restoration Signed Into Law

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I- Buffalo) and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan (D,WF- Buffalo) announced today that legislation they sponsored in the Senate and Assembly has passed and been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The legislation (S2075, A836) adds Scajaquada Creek to the state list that defines inland waterways.


 

Prior to this new law, the list did not include Scajaquada Creek, which meant it was not eligible for state and federal grants under the New York State Environmental Protection Fund's Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (EPF-LWRP). Adding Scajaquada Creek to this list will allow funding from the EPF-LWRP to be used to improve water quality and assist with clean-up efforts along the creek.