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Interview: Artpark Hosts Legendary Charlie Daniels Band on Sept. 4

Interview: Artpark Hosts Legendary Charlie Daniels Band on Sept. 4

Artpark & Company has hosted many notable musicians as part of its "Tuesday in the Park" concert series. The Lewiston performing arts venue has hosted hit-makers, Grammy winners, television and film actors and even a "Dancing with the Stars" contestant.

But tonight's headliner is quite possibly the only one to have had an entire museum dedicated to his life and career.

For 10 years, the Charlie Daniels Museum was open in the heart of Nashville, Tenn. Each year, thousands of visitors (including this writer) ventured into the 2nd Avenue treasury, which housed priceless pieces of a career that includes collaborations with Elvis and Bob Dylan, 20 million records sold, and a membership in the Grand Ole Opry.

Amherst Senior Center Presents "The Audition" Live Theatre on September 7th

Amherst Senior Center Presents "The Audition" Live Theatre on September 7th

The Amherst Center for Senior Services will present “The Audition” - a live theatre presentation on Friday, September 7, 2012 at the Center located at 370 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst.

“The Audition” is a good old fashioned comedy written by Steve Petix and is the story of a talented young singer/songwriter who blows into town and enthusiastically shows up at a nightclub audition, only to discover the proprietor (a grizzled former Vaudevillian Comic) is in search of a new headline comedian to save his struggling club. 

The doors will open at 5:30 pm, followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 pm.  The show starts at 7:00 pm and will be followed by a coffee bar .  There is no cost to attend the event but reservations are required by calling 636-3059.

The event is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Amherst Senior Citizen’s Foundation, People, Inc., FM Communications and Try-It Distributing.

Do You Recognize This Local Landmark?

Do You Recognize This Local Landmark?

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Stay Cool This August at the Amherst Center

Stay Cool This August at the Amherst Center

The Amherst Center for Senior Services wants to help area seniors beat the heat by enjoying the numerous activities and events at the Center, which is delightfully air conditioned.

To become a member, you must be age 55 or older or that person’s younger spouse. Applicants must apply in person.  For Town of Amherst Residents, you may join the Senior Center for a one-time fee of $30.  Two proofs of Amherst residency are required.  Non-Amherst Residents may join the Senior Center for annual fee of $30 and must meet above age requirement.

An Amazing Facility: The Center provides perfect reading areas, great spots for doing crossword puzzles, lounge areas for listening to live music, a billiards room, card room, and great gift shop.  The Center also has a lovely covered terrace and Audubon Café’.

2012 Special Olympics NY Summer Games Come to Buffalo

2012 Special Olympics NY Summer Games Come to Buffalo

Can’t make it to London for the Olympics this summer? Come out and cheer on local Athletes at the 2012 Special Olympics NY Summer Games instead. Athletes will compete in eight Olympic-style sports: athletics (track and field), aquatics, gymnastics, basketball, bowling, power lifting, tennis and volleyball. A competition schedule is below.
 
A victory celebration for athletes will also take place on Saturday, and the Western New York community is invited to attend the luau-themed closing ceremonies. All events, including the closing ceremonies and competitions, are free and open to the general public.

 

Amherst Chamber of Commerce Issues Statement on Outer Harbor Control

Amherst Chamber of Commerce Issues Statement on Outer Harbor Control

At their May Business Meeting, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors approved the following position and statement regarding the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation’s proposed takeover of the Outer Harbor:

Legislator Rath: Guided Walk Through Akron Falls Park on Saturday

Legislator Rath: Guided Walk Through Akron Falls Park on Saturday

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath announces that a free guided walk through beautiful Akron Falls Park will be held on Saturday, June 9. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The park is located at 44 Parkview Drive and signs will be placed at the entrance, directing attendees to the starting point of the walk.

“This is a great opportunity to tour Akron Falls Park, which features a waterfall, rock garden and interesting plant and animal life.  The guided walks series promotes healthy lifestyles and includes health screenings and educational information to encourage healthy choices," said Legislator Rath. "If you have never visit Akron Falls Park, this is the perfect time to see its natural beauty firsthand."