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Buffalo Unconference Powered by AT&T Turns Attendees in to Presenters

Buffalo Unconference Powered by AT&T Turns Attendees in to Presenters

 

Free Self-organizing conference returns to provide for an opportunity for the collision of ideas and collaboration; hundreds of Western New Yorker to spend April 16th teaching each other new innovative skills

 

Q & A with Janna Willoughby-Lohr of Papercraft Miracles

Q & A with Janna Willoughby-Lohr of Papercraft Miracles

 

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking to a multifaceted artist I have the pleasure of knowing personally and professionally, Janna Willoughby-Lohr. Instead of focusing on her numerous talents, I chose to focus on her main passion, paper.

Being both a supporter of her work, and a loyal customer, our conversation turned into a Q & A.  Janna can create whatever your heart desires. I own and have gifted several journals created by Janna and my son had his first art publication in her teacup book series.

Janna is unstoppable, dedicated, knows her work and continues to educate herself in all aspects of the art of paper. Look no further for paper, journal, bookbinding and photo album needs because Papercraft Miracles is beyond impeccable.

Below is our Q & A, along with links to where you can find Janna, her work and events she will be appearing and teaching:

 

Graphcon Launches Artisan Printing Company The Pickle Ship

Graphcon Launches Artisan Printing Company The Pickle Ship

The Pickle Ship, an artisan printing and stamping company specializing in high-quality letterpress printing, foil stamping, embossing and die cutting, was launched today by Graphcon, Inc., an Orchard Park-based printing services company.

The Pickle Ship and Graphcon are owned and operated by brothers DJ and Matt Schutt.

“In this digital age where media is often produced at the push of a button, we are resurrecting the craftsmanship associated with printing,” said Matt Schutt. “Being a third-generation artisan print shop and having learned the business from our father, we respect the time-honored printing techniques handed down from generation to generation.” 

Beer Enthusiasts About to Get a Taste of WNY Brewing History

Beer Enthusiasts About to Get a Taste of WNY Brewing History

Something very unique has been brewing in Buffalo for nearly three years, and this “wild ale” is about to be unleashed on local beer enthusiasts!

This particular brewing adventure dates back to the summer of 2013, before Big Ditch Brewing Company opened its doors at 55 East Huron St. in downtown Buffalo. Hoping to promote the brewery, Big Ditch President Matt Kahn and Head Brewer Corey Catalano visited the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on two occasions to hand out a few trinkets and conduct home brewing demonstrations.

Administrative Professionals Group to Host Retirement Planning Speaker

Administrative Professionals Group to Host Retirement Planning Speaker

Mark W. Narby, Esq., co-founder of The Social Security Guys, will discuss “Strategies to Retirement Planning” at the next meeting of the WNY Administrative Professionals. The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 14, in the Barton Room on the 8th floor of the Larkin at Exchange Building, 726 Exchange St., Buffalo.

Open to members, interested administrative professionals and guests, the event will feature dinner and networking from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., Narby’s presentation from 6:15 to 7 p.m., and a Q&A session and organizational updates from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The cost of the meeting and dinner is just $15, and reservations are due by Friday, April 8. 

Real Estate Expert to Offer Seminar for Older Adults and Caregivers

Real Estate Expert to Offer Seminar for Older Adults and Caregivers

Michael Olear, a licensed real estate broker and member of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will present an educational seminar at Brookdale Williamsville on Saturday, March 5, at 11 am. Brookdale is located at 6076 Main St., Williamsville.

The seminar is open to the community and focuses on real estate topics relevant to older adults and their loved ones and caregivers, including right-sizing and simplifying a living situation, legal and regulatory issues to be aware of, and available resources and tools related to these matters. To register, please call Brookdale at 632-7123.

Free Health and Safety Evaluation Provides Peace of Mind for Homeowners

Free Health and Safety Evaluation Provides Peace of Mind for Homeowners

Is your house healthy? If you’re not 100 percent sure, there’s a cost-free way to find out.

A New York State program now offers a free home health and safety evaluation — the NYSERDA Free Energy Audit — for homeowners. All homes are eligible for this service every two years, free of charge. 

“A home should be declared safe before starting any major home improvement project such as adding insulation or installing new windows,” said Jim Stroehlein, co-owner of Prime Time Energy Services. “If a home has an existing health or safety concern and you tighten up the building's shell, the existing problem will only be magnified by trapping it inside the home. This could create a hazardous or deadly environment.”

One potential safety concern is exposure to carbon monoxide gas, which can lead to CO poisoning or even death.