events

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 2:47 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Attica, Bennington.

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Each year Flag Day (June 14) is celebrated in the Attica Village Park by Boy Scout Troop 474, out of Bennington. This year they were joined by members from Troop 650, Troop 60, Troop 618 and Cub Scout Pack 260, and by American Legion Harder-O’Donnell Post 734.

The boys collected old tattered and torn flags throughout the year at various locations. Then on flag day, with the American Legion support, they retire them.

When the United States flag (Old Glory) becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, it is time to replace it with a new flag, and the old flag should be retired. The traditional method of retirement is to incinerate the flag, but this does not mean that one should simply drop the entire flag (intact) into a fire.

The U.S. flag should be treated with respect when it’s flying, and it should be treated with respect when it’s being retired, Scout officials say. 

The American Creed states: It is my duty to my country to love it, to respect its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.

A flag ceases to be a flag when it is cut into pieces. The flag is cut into four pieces: three red and white striped banners and the blue star field. The blue field is left intact because no one should ever let the union be broken. 

During the ceremony, the Scouts recited the following lines:

The U.S. flag is more than just some brightly colored cloth. It is a symbol of our nation. Seven red stripes and six white strips; together they represent the original 13 colonies that gained us liberty. 

The red stripes remind us of the lifeblood of brave men and women who were ready to die for this, their country. 

The white stripes remind us of purity and cleanliness of purpose, thought, word and deed. 

The blue is for truth and justice, like the eternal blue of the star-filled heavens. 

The stars represent the fifty sovereign states of our union. 

The Scouts maintained a vigil over the fire until no traces of the flag remnants remained. Then the ashes were collected and buried.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 2:29 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, arts, Perry, Warsaw, Arcade, Silver Lake.

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Hailed by those in the arts community as an international phenomenon, Make Music Day made its rounds throughout Wyoming County yesterday with a stop at Yummies in Warsaw. Customers or passersby were free to stop by and learn a few hand drumming techniques in a drum circle led by the Arts Council of Wyoming County (ACWC) Executive Director Jackie Hoyt. 

Celebrating music on the longest day of the year – June 21 – the event paired volunteer venues and musicians of all levels to play and make music. 

Events were not only held around the county – Perry, Warsaw, Arcade and Silver Lake –  but in Buffalo, Washington D.C., Vermont, Chicago, and the United Kingdom as well.

Wyoming County's event was hosted by the ACWC.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 11:47 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry.

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Rotary International, Perry, made the announced donation of $27,000 to build a new playground at the Village park in May.

On Wednesday, workmen from Bears Playgrounds began installing the equipment.

See related: Perry Rotary donates $27,000 for playground at Village park

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 8:00 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, building, Warsaw, Business.

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It was two-and-a-half years in the making, but Warsaw with be home to a newly built senior living facility.

During a groundbreaking ceremony held late Tuesday morning, Calamar officials, as well as local and county dignitaries, and members of the community, gathered in the empty lot just off North Main Street to celebrate the project. 

Officially named Grandview Terrace, the county’s older community members will soon have the option of residing in Calamar’s 11th built, 55-year-old-plus independent living community in the northeast region. 

The property will feature a community room with kitchen for events and entertaining that is also available to residents free of charge for private events; a well-appointed lounge/library with fireplace for informal living outside the apartment home; a community laundry, a fitness center for physical well being and much more for residents to enjoy. Garages are available on a first-come, first serve basis at an additional cost.

Both one and two bedroom, pet friendly apartments are available with pre-leasing rents ranging from $849 to $1185 per month. All apartments will be furnished with a washer and dryer as well as all major kitchen appliances. 

Not only will the 120-unit apartment complex be new to the county, the town will be gaining a new road. 

Grandview Terrace will have a, yet to be determined, address on what will be called Conable Way, says Warsaw Town Supervisor Becky Ryan.

“Part of the contract with Calamar is that they build a roadway to the facility and we (the Town) will be responsible for it,” Ryan said. “Along with the maintenance of the road, it also fell to the Town to name it. It is the first time in a long time we’ve had an opportunity to name a road.”

The Town decided on Conable Way in honor of Judge John Conable, and Barber Conable. Both men are World War II veterans and local residents of note, says Ryan. 

The new residences, a $14.2-million capital investment project, meets the needs of the community and creates job growth for the county’s residents, says Wyoming County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Executive Director Jim Pierce. 

“This is the second largest private capital investment in Wyoming County,” Pierce said. “This is the first housing development project we’ve ever done. And adding a piece like this project adds to the overall quality of the county.”

Grandview Terrace is a private sector capital investment project in which allowed the IDA to be involved in. Calamar met the eligibility for IDA incentives, which in turn provided a commitment on the part of Calamar to build in Wyoming County. Additionally, the incentives were contingent upon local government approval, says Pierce.

Also, by having the infrastructure already in place – the Town contracts through the Village for the water and sewer district – was an added incentive to bringing this project in, says Ryan.

“We are all about creating a better quality of life and provides a vital need in the community,” Pierce said. “My belief is this project may help spur some other commercial development projects in the county.”

One of the marketing strategies the IDA uses is the county’s cost competitiveness, citing project costs would be higher in an more urban area for all aspects of construction or remodeling. Pierce says this project shows that a company is not afraid to invest more than $14 million dollars in the county. 

“It sends a message to developers that Wyoming County is a good place to do business and build a business. We are more laid back. Calamar did their homework and knows it’s a good investment for them.”

“Grandview Terrace will cater to middle class income households. Our model will enable our residents to enjoy comfortable living at competitive and economical pricing facilitating seniors to preserve their assets for their individual long term goals”, said Northeast Regional Director Michael Morris. “The economic issues of today have greatly impacted seniors and we are excited to continue to forge forward and bring this affordable housing model to Warsaw.”

The apartment complex fills more than just the need of the county’s older residents, it also opens up housing stock for younger people or those who want to upgrade their housing situation, says Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism President Scott Gardner. 

“We know there are people looking for residential properties,” Gardner said. “This project helps out two generations at the same time. The other benefit is you create a community of 120 units and it gets new people to possibly come into this area.”

The senior living community is somewhat self-contained, but not so much where its residents aren’t going to go out into the surrounding towns and villages for goods and services.

“Potentially 120 new people moving into Warsaw to use the shops and services offered in the county. The potential for new business to grow, or pop up, or to move here, plus those family members that come visit… and they can maybe stay in a bed and breakfast or local motel. 

There is a multiplying effect in the county – the services and providers. Restaurants, the hardware store… People need furniture and decorations… – Any time you have something like this, it multiplies the impact in the county.”

And with new residents comes a gain in sales tax revenue generated by local purchases made, which has a direct impact on the county budget. Additionally, once the PILOT agreement has been completed – the program abates the real property tax on the increased value of the property once the project is complete – Calamar will be paying property taxes, says Wyoming County Board of Supervisors Chairman Doug Berwanger. 

The IDA does not reduce the existing tax obligation, the base assess value or assessed amount of the existing property remains billable at normal tax rates, IDA officials say.

“We are thrilled they are here,” Berwanger said. “It’s a major private investment for our county.”

But before the residents even begin to move in, the project will need manpower and building materials for the new construction, all in supply within the county, thus adding to immediate growth for the community.

“We are really excited about this whole project,” Ryan said. “It’s a great facility for the area and those who are in the middle income level. It’s good for the snowbirds to come back to because the maintenance will be taken care of.”

Officials also anticipate the increase in population will bring further progress in the Valley, but at this point don’t really know what the next steps will be.

“It was a great effort and learning experience to get all the pieces together,” Ryan said. “A special thanks goes to Kathy Smith (Warsaw town clerk). She had a lot of work and time frames to work within. Not only did a multitude of agencies work together to get the project to come together, Calamar has been great to work with.”

Grandview Terrace is expected to be completed by late summer 2018. There are no entry fees, buy-ins or surcharges. For more information, contact Mary Beth at (716) 946-6444.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 3:55 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, education, Perry.

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Perry Central School elementary and middle schoolers spent one of their remaining days of the school year playing at the Village Park today for their annual Perry Park Day.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Attica.
Event Date and Time: 
June 24, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Run for Faith Barrel Race fundraiser to benefit Gateway Home, Main Street, Attica, will be held at Twin Ponds Ranch, 10755 Sandpit Road, Alexander, from noon to 5 p.m. June 24.
Events include barrel racing, horse rides, cattle sorting on foot, hay rides, face painting and more. There will also be a chicken barbecue and a food stand.
For more information visit www.gatewayhomeattica.org or call (585) 343-1042.
 
Monday, June 19, 2017 at 6:35 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Attica.
Event Date and Time: 
June 21, 2017 - 6:30pm

Persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia will undergo changes in the brain that will affect their ability to communicate, including limiting the ability to speak. The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter is offering a free educational program aimed at helping bridge the communication gap that is inevitable as the disease progresses at 6:30 p.m. June 21 at Stevens Memorial Library 146 Main St., Attica.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4:43 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, North Java, Beaver Meadow.
Event Date and Time: 
June 21, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Join the staff of Beaver Meadow for a first day of summer craft (making a monopring banner) and hike from 3 to 5 p.m. June 21, 1610 Welch Road, North Java.
Pre-registration is required. The cost is $5 for non-members and $3 for members. 
For information, call (585) 457-3228 or visit http://www.buffaloaudubon.org/index.php
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4:36 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Beaver Meadow, North Java.
Event Date and Time: 
June 17, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Learn the basics of macro photography and the equipment required to accomplish it from 1 to 3 p.m. June 17 at Beaver Meadow, 1610 Welch Road, North Java.
From digital cameras to cell phones, bring your equipment to have some experimental fun. 
Pre-registration is required. The fee for the workshop is $7.
For information, call (585) 457-3228 or visit http://www.buffaloaudubon.org/index.php
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4:29 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry.
Event Date and Time: 
September 23, 2017 -
8:30am to 12:30pm

​More than 20 farm vendors will offer a variety of produce and homemade products at Perry's Farmers' Market, Main Street, Perry, during the 16th annual Summer Saturdays Arts Series. 

Market goods are sold from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. All performances are from 10 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted.

Summer Saturdays Arts Series 2017 at the Perry Farmers’ Market schedule of events:

Sept. 23 Chester A. Arthur Day

    • Joan Burch – folk and traditional music

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4:28 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry.
Event Date and Time: 
September 30, 2017 -
8:30am to 12:30pm

​More than 20 farm vendors will offer a variety of produce and homemade products at Perry's Farmers' Market, Main Street, Perry, during the 16th annual Summer Saturdays Arts Series. 

Market goods are sold from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. All performances are from 10 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted.

Summer Saturdays Arts Series 2017 at the Perry Farmers’ Market schedule of events:

Sept. 30 Fall Fling – closing day 

    • Allen Hopkins – traditional music 

    • Pumpkin carving

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4:27 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry.
Event Date and Time: 
September 16, 2017 -
8:30am to 12:30pm

​More than 20 farm vendors will offer a variety of produce and homemade products at Perry's Farmers' Market, Main Street, Perry, during the 16th annual Summer Saturdays Arts Series. 

Market goods are sold from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. All performances are from 10 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted.

Summer Saturdays Arts Series 2017 at the Perry Farmers’ Market schedule of events:

Sept. 16 Changing seasons

    • Ernie Lawrence - eclectic folk, blues and soul

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4:26 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry.
Event Date and Time: 
September 9, 2017 -
8:30am to 12:30pm

​More than 20 farm vendors will offer a variety of produce and homemade products at Perry's Farmers' Market, Main Street, Perry, during the 16th annual Summer Saturdays Arts Series. 

Market goods are sold from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. All performances are from 10 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted.

Summer Saturdays Arts Series 2017 at the Perry Farmers’ Market schedule of events:

Sept. 9 Autumn harvest

    • Folk O’ the Road – traditional American music

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4:24 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry.
Event Date and Time: 
September 2, 2017 -
8:30am to 12:30pm

​More than 20 farm vendors will offer a variety of produce and homemade products at Perry's Farmers' Market, Main Street, Perry, during the 16th annual Summer Saturdays Arts Series. 

Market goods are sold from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. All performances are from 10 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted.

Summer Saturdays Arts Series 2017 at the Perry Farmers’ Market schedule of events:

Sept. 2 A labor of love

    • Super Moon –  acoustic country and rock 

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4:23 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry.
Event Date and Time: 
August 26, 2017 -
8:30am to 12:30pm

​More than 20 farm vendors will offer a variety of produce and homemade products at Perry's Farmers' Market, Main Street, Perry, during the 16th annual Summer Saturdays Arts Series. 

Market goods are sold from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. All performances are from 10 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted.

Summer Saturdays Arts Series 2017 at the Perry Farmers’ Market schedule of events:

Aug. 26 Foot stomping Saturday

    • Gordon Munding – southern blues & country mountain music

    • Sarah Ballinger - English paper piecing

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4:22 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry.
Event Date and Time: 
August 19, 2017 -
8:30am to 12:30pm

​More than 20 farm vendors will offer a variety of produce and homemade products at Perry's Farmers' Market, Main Street, Perry, during the 16th annual Summer Saturdays Arts Series. 

Market goods are sold from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. All performances are from 10 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted.

Summer Saturdays Arts Series 2017 at the Perry Farmers’ Market schedule of events:

Aug. 19 Bounty of the maket

    • Pancake Hill – soft rock & pleasing harmonies

    • Tom Pedlow – flint knapping

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry.
Event Date and Time: 
August 12, 2017 -
8:30am to 12:30pm

​More than 20 farm vendors will offer a variety of produce and homemade products at Perry's Farmers' Market, Main Street, Perry, during the 16th annual Summer Saturdays Arts Series. 

Market goods are sold from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. All performances are from 10 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted.

Summer Saturdays Arts Series 2017 at the Perry Farmers’ Market schedule of events:

Aug.12  A big musical market 

    • The Biggest Little Band – The Quigleys, a musical duo that sounds like a full size band

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4:10 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry.
Event Date and Time: 
August 5, 2017 -
8:30am to 12:30pm

​More than 20 farm vendors will offer a variety of produce and homemade products at Perry's Farmers' Market, Main Street, Perry, during the 16th annual Summer Saturdays Arts Series. 

Market goods are sold from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. All performances are from 10 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted.

Summer Saturdays Arts Series 2017 at the Perry Farmers’ Market schedule of events:

Aug. 5 Summer strumming

    • Backsliders Duo – country music’s golden era

    • Shake on the Lake – scenes from upcoming performances

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4:09 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry.
Event Date and Time: 
July 29, 2017 -
8:30am to 12:30pm

​More than 20 farm vendors will offer a variety of produce and homemade products at Perry's Farmers' Market, Main Street, Perry, during the 16th annual Summer Saturdays Arts Series. 

Market goods are sold from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. All performances are from 10 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted.

Summer Saturdays Arts Series 2017 at the Perry Farmers’ Market schedule of events:

July 29 A midsummer market 

    • Steve West – blues and unique interpretations of musical favorites

    • Shake on the Lake – scenes from upcoming performances

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4:07 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Perry.
Event Date and Time: 
July 22, 2017 -
8:30am to 12:30pm

​More than 20 farm vendors will offer a variety of produce and homemade products at Perry's Farmers' Market, Main Street, Perry, during the 16th annual Summer Saturdays Arts Series. 

Market goods are sold from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. All performances are from 10 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted.

Summer Saturdays Arts Series 2017 at the Perry Farmers’ Market schedule of events:

July 22 The glories of summer and song

    • Maria Gillard – earthy folk originals

    • Felisa Brea – cooking demonstration

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