Image of the Day – March 24, 2017

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Sounds like a GREAT Happy Hour!

Image of the Day – March 23, 2017

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We love Happy Hours… See ya Friday!

Image of the Day – March 22, 2017

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Catch Jonathan on the Soapbox – See story below!

The Soapbox with guest Jonathan Rogers

[Press Release]

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Jonathan Rogers, an artist of distinction and man who has a resume that spans nearly 60 years- of animation, painting, art direction, drawing, and even some acting. Born an raised in Toronto, he soon found himself spreading his love of art and teaching future generations of artists.

His original animated productions helped launch the careers of Second City comedians Dan Ayckroyd and Gilda Radner. Check out 1973’s “The Gift of Winter” and 1975’s “Witch’s Night Out.” (Available on DVD)

In the early 1980s, he landed in Hollywood, working with Disney and Marvel Productions.He finally settled in WNY years later to continue his painting and art work. He currently has a studio at the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center in Niagara Falls, NY.

Jonathan constantly contributes his talents to the local community and promotes his works worldwide via his website and social media.

On Sunday March 26th, at Wine on Third in Niagara Falls, you will have an opportunity to own original works by this amazing artist. Join us at 6pm for a live auction!

Wine On Third
501 Third Street
Niagara Falls, NY

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Image of the Day – March 21, 2017

Third Street Retreat

Happy 1st Birthday Third Street Retreat!

Image of the Day – March 20, 2017

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Turning the corner up Third and left onto (Old) Falls Street – 1965 via Max Eddy

Image of the Day – March 19, 2017

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Laugh it off – the Casino makes it easy (by Craig Avery)

Comedian Brian Regan took the stage at the Seneca Niagara Events Center and warmed a lot of us tired-of-the-winter locals with something to laugh at.  In a time when many stand-up comedy acts include topics of sexual dysfunction and masturbation, this guy was refreshing with his funny takes on normal life issues like kids, friends, shopping, and travel.  Sounds boring? Only because we’re so used to hearing about things that make us uncomfortable before we can laugh. Anyway, Brian Regan had the crowd going and even came out for an encore with a story familiar to many in the audience about a trip to the emergency room, and the nonsensical questions posed by the triage process.

Some thought the opening act, a Fredonia native named Pete Correale was just as good, if not better than the headliner.  Pete is another guy with good old fashioned clean humor on everyday observations.  But it’s hard to describe to anyone who didn’t attend. Ya gotta be there to enjoy it. So don’t miss the next comedy opportunity at the casino on April 6 at 8:00PM in the upclose venue of the Bears Den.  Tony Hinchcliffe will probably make us laugh with some of his political satire, as soon as we realize we can laugh at our current political situations.

And do you know what’s really cool? These guys travel all over the country and internationally, and they can say they’ve been to Niagara Falls in a great facility in front of a terrific audience. Damn we’re good!

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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 1199SEIU seek community support

image004Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and 1199SEIU are urging the community to sign a petition imploring Governor Cuomo to provide $8 million in state funding for crucial infrastructure improvements to the medical center’s campus.

Improvements will include the restoration and transformation of the Tenth Street parking garage and connector. The ramp supports the parking needs of NFMMC’s 1,200 employees as well as patients and visitors. The bridge connector is in many ways the lifeblood of the medical center as it enables patients and visitors who park in the ramp to have weather protected, interior access to the entire campus including the hospital, nursing home, Heart Center of Niagara and Golisano Center for Community Health.

The opening of the Golisano Center for Community Health at NFMMC, combined with an expanding list of outpatient services have put a tremendous strain on parking in the neighborhood surrounding the medical center campus. A minimum expansion of 150 parking spaces is needed to accommodate this growth.

The final project will replace NFMMC’s outdated emergency power system to safeguard overall well-being on the medical center’s campus. This project will ensure adequate emergency power is available for all hospital functions in the event of a power failure.

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been devoted to Niagara County residents for more than 120 years, addressing individuals’ needs and demands by offering patient-centered, compassionate medical care in a warm and caring environment.

Please visit NiagaraFallsMemorialCares.org and sign the electronic petition at the bottom of the page to urge Governor Cuomo to ensure these funds. Then share this message with your family and friends.

Southside Johnny ”on the spot” in the Bears Den (by Craig Avery)

Remember when you were a kid and the older boys in the neighborhood put a band together and played in your garage? Well, this was nothing like that. But, if you lived in New Jersey, the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, and “Southside” Johnny Lyon may have influenced your taste in music. Johnny brought his “Asbury Jukes” to the Bears Den in the Seneca Niagara Casino and rocked the house. With the voice of Joe Cocker and the energy of Mick Jagger, Southside Johnny gave us an hour and forty five minutes of intravenously delivered musical saturation. He cranked. I remember hearing them when they first started back in the mid to late seventies, and I still pictured them as that start-up band with a youthful following. Well, those youths may have some grecian formula in their medicine cabinets now, but they can still boogie. Once again, the Bears Den venue proved excellent as the sound and lighting and intimate design of the room brought the crowd so close you could smell the fumes of the Jersey Turnpike from the guitar cases on the stage.

Thanks Seneca Niagara Casino for giving us great experiences in our own backyard!

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