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Olcott Beach Nominated for World Fishing Network's "Ultimate Fishing Town"

Olcott Beach Nominated for World Fishing Network's "Ultimate Fishing Town"

The World Fishing Network (WFN) has nominated Olcott Beach, N.Y., located on beautiful Lake Ontario, for its "Ultimate Fishing Town." Voting began on May 1 and will conclude on May 31.  

The town with the highest total votes will be named the winner of a $25,000 community donation. WFN will also produce a feature on the winner as the Ultimate Fishing Town.

You can vote for Olcott Beach, N.Y. by going to this link: http://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/uft/town/olcottbeach-ny

Friends of Harmony Annual Spring Show a Tribute to Those Fabulous Fifties

Friends of Harmony Annual Spring Show a Tribute to Those Fabulous Fifties

The Friends of Harmony male a Capella chorus, under the direction of Brett Heintzman, will be performing "Those Fabulous Fifties", a musical extravaganza packed with doo-wop, love ballads and enduring classics from that incredible musical era. Performances will be on Friday, May 4th at the East Aurora High School and on Saturday, May 5th at the Sweet Home High School in Amherst . Both shows start at 7:30PM.

Enjoy the classics made famous by Bobby Vinton, the Del Vikings, Neil Sedaka, The Righteous Brothers and others all sung in beautiful 4-part harmony. Admission starts at $15.00 for seniors and students and $17.00 for all others. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the show for $17.00 and $20.00.

Friends of Harmony Annual Spring Show a Tribute to Those Fabulous Fifties

Friends of Harmony Annual Spring Show a Tribute to Those Fabulous Fifties

 

The Friends of Harmony male a Capella chorus, under the direction of Brett Heintzman, will be performing "Those Fabulous Fifties", a musical extravaganza packed with doo-wop, love ballads and enduring classics from that incredible musical era. Performances will be on Friday, May 4th at the East Aurora High School and on Saturday, May 5th at the Sweet Home High School in Amherst . Both shows start at 7:30PM.

Enjoy the classics made famous by Bobby Vinton, the Del Vikings, Neil Sedaka, The Righteous Brothers and others all sung in beautiful 4-part harmony. Admission starts at $15.00 for seniors and students and $17.00 for all others. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the show for $17.00 and $20.00.

Secure your tickets in advance by calling Bruce at (716)-662-5192 or visit www.friendsofharmony.com to order your tickets on-line where major credit cards are accepted.

Amherst Lifts Overnight Parking Ban

Amherst Lifts Overnight Parking Ban

Notified by the Village of Williamsville that they were considering lifting the ban on overnight parking, Amherst Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein polled the members of the Amherst Town Board.  All agreed and after consulting with Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson and the Amherst Police Chief Police John Askey, they are waiving the parking ban effective immediately due to the warmer weather. 

The parking ban normally expires on April 1st of each year.

Amherst joins Buffalo and other communities that have lifted their winter parking bans early this year.

J. Fitzgerald Group Drives Lockport Recycling Program to Immediate Success

J. Fitzgerald Group Drives Lockport Recycling Program to Immediate Success

J. Fitzgerald Group, an international advertising and marketing agency based in Lockport, recently developed a complete kickoff marketing campaign for the City of Lockport’s Recycling & Refuse program.

JFG’s work included the new recycling program’s theme, name, logo, an easy-to-navigate consumer website, informational postcards directed to residents and business owners, a brochure and public relations support and guidance.

The materials JFG created helped city officials immediately secure public awareness of the new program and boost community participation, resulting in over $100,000 in waste collection savings and nearly $5,000 in new revenue from sales of recycled goods after just the first few months. The campaign also helped the City avoid a public backlash due to a drastic change in their refuse services.

Supervisor Weinstein Announces Pothole Hotline

Amherst Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein has established a pothole hot line for any potholes within town boundaries.  “We wanted to get an early jump on potholes and felt that a dedicated line would give the traveling public an opportunity to comment. We will pass complaints on to our Highway Department. If the pothole is on a state, county or village road we will notify the proper jurisdiction,” Weinstein stated.

The pothole hot line for the Town of Amherst is 716.631.7127 and is accessible 24 hours a day.  The line will be checked every 48 hours and residents will be notified of action taken if they leave their contact information.  You may also send an email to Bweinstein@amherst.ny.us.  The pothole hot line will be in effect until May 1, 2012.

The Niagara Parks Commission Approves Wallenda Tightrope Walk

The Niagara Parks Commission Approves Wallenda Tightrope Walk

A statement from Enterprise Canada

Niagara Falls, ON Canada–The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) has approved a request by professional tightrope walker Nik Wallenda to walk across the Niagara Gorge on a tightrope.

“This decision was approved in part in recognition of the role that stunting has played in the history and promotion of Niagara Falls. We have made it clear that this is a very unique one-time situation.