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KENAN CENTER PRESENTS ERIE CANAL – SPIRIT OF STRUCTURE

14 Aug

kenan_50logo_finalThe most recent exhibit at the Kenan Center is appropriately at home. The “Erie Canal – Spirit of Structure: Platinum/Palladium Images” by Dennis Stierer and Tillman Crane, will be on display through October 1.

Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 2 – 5 p.m. Sunday. Saturday hours resume September 16. The Gallery will be closed Labor Day weekend, and September 9, 17 and 30.

About the artists

A name familiar to Lockportians is Dennis Stierer, a former photojournalist for the Lockport Union Sun & Journal/Greater Niagara Newspapers who now keeps a studio in the lock-city. He is a self-taught photographer whose work has encompassed a broad subject range including fashion, editorial, nature, and fine art portraiture. His work has been exhibited nationally and is included in numerous permanent collections. He has also juried many art exhibits and served two terms as president of the Buffalo Society of Artists. His preferred medium is black and white film, using a large format camera as represented in the current exhibit.

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Tillman Crane’s distinctive platinum photographs combine 19th-century materials with a 21st century aesthetic. Tillman’s photography career began in 1978 as a photojournalist for The Maryville Daily Times . He began teaching the craft of photography in 1988. His passion for photography continues to evolve as he embraces new technology while furthering his mastery of the platinum/palladium print. The focus of his imagery remains on the unique sense of place in the ordinary, everyday locations where he lives and teaches.

A skilled teacher, his workshops offer a variety of locations for all levels of expertise and camera formats. Tillman’s own workshops include north Alabama, the Erie CanalMontanaNorth Dakota and the Orkney islands. He currently leads workshops for the Maine Media Workshops and Santa Fe Workshops. With his extensive knowledge of platinum printing, he has taught in China, Mexico, Scotland, England and throughout the U.S.

Tillman has published four limited edition books: “Tillman Crane/Structure “(2001), “Touchstones” (2005), “Odin Stone” (2008) and “A Walk Along the Jordan” (2009). For the discriminating collector, Tillman collaborates to create one-of-a-kind handmade books of your choice of platinum/palladium prints.

His photographs have been exhibited around the world and are included in major collections throughout the U.S., China, England, Ireland, Italy, and Scotland. Tillman’s images are also included in several important books on contemporary photography. His resume can be viewed here.

A Tea & Tour will take place from 1 – 3 p.m. September 17, the event features light luncheon fare, dessert, and tea followed by a conversation with photographer Dennis Stierer. There is a $25 per person fee and advance reservation required by calling 716-433-2617.

For more information about”Erie Canal – Spirit of Structure: Platinum/Palladium Images” and other Kenan Center events, visit kenancenter.org or call 716-433-2617.

 

Connecticut – it’s better in fiction

8 Aug

The New England states can get a bad rap – standoffish people, preppies, and an overpriced experience, to name a few. But still, nothing says summer like time in the Northeast.

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Courtesy Boston Globe

Through the sea of khaki pants, button down shirts and dock shoes, there’s a beautiful coastline in Connecticut to be found, giving way to an abundance of seafood restaurants. So if you can’t stand the attitude, eat and drink your way through the trip. However, if lobster and clams don’t tempt your palate, the pizza cannot be refused.

Eat: Best known for a pizza place, Mystic, Conn. still has the nostalgic restaurant Mystic Pizza that inspired the 1988 movie by the same name. Located at 56 W Main St., squeeze into this small space and enjoy a fresh slice – made with their “secret sauce,” and a unique blend of spices, there is a zesty flavor in each bite.

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Matt Czuchry as Logan, Gilmore Girls

Another pop-culture craze set in Connecticut is Gilmore Girls, about a fast talking, coffee drinking, mother-daughter duo living in a quaint New England town and making weekly trips to Hartford for a visit with their old money grandparents. Chances are if you visit Connecticut, you will just be passing through this capital city.

Fly: Bradley International Airport is small but functional. Surrounded by major hotels, it’s convenient to stay within minutes of the airport, especially at The Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport. Located in such close proximity you can walk from the gate to the front desk.

Settle in with a nightcap overlooking the runway. There are numerous bars offering food and drink.

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Mystic Seaport, courtesy of Visit Connecticut.

Explore: Take the Metro North to the Old Greenwich train station, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Past the farmers market and tennis club, experience small-town America, complete with a main thoroughfare that leads to an unbeatable shoreline. This town was the first area settled by Europeans and does feature a picturesque green space known as 32-acre Binney Park. The duck pond and footbridges are quaint, but it isn’t Greenwich.

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Forget the seashell souvenirs, frozen Mystic Pizza is available to go, and grill at home.

 

South by Southwest

18 Jul

fortybefore40Southwest states are among the most open and least neurotic places you can find, but they also tend to be home to the least extroverted. As someone who can suffer from introversion, a place like Colorado is ideal.

Colorado has the highest elevation of any state, with more than 1,000 Rocky Mountain peaks over 10,000 feet high and 54 towering above 14,000-foot Pikes Peak. A quiet yet vibrant city among the Rocky Mountains is Denver – the mile high-city, one mile above sea level and offering shopping, rest and relaxation. The state’s capitol is convenient, affordable and sunny – and home to unique history.

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DEN via Denver International Airport Facebook page

Fly: The Denver International Airport aka DEN is one of my favorite arrivals. The circus tent appearance from the sky would be enough, but there’s also conspiracy theory allure surrounding it. The 18th-busiest airport in the world and sixth-busiest airport in the United States has 58.3 passengers traveling through each year. Thanks to the internet, many wonder if it’s a tolerable place to be during a layover or a post-apocalyptic hangout?

Explore: The original daughter of adventure Margaret “Maggie” Brown better known as the “Unsinkable Molly B.”, was an American socialite and philanthropist. Her claim to fame was exhorting the crew in Lifeboat No. 6 to return to the debris field of the 1912 sinking of RMS Titanic to look for survivors. Her house on Pennsylvania Street is a museum and enhances Denver’s appeal through her activism, philanthropy and passion.

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Courtesy of the Molly Brown House Museum

The Molly Brown House Museum stands as an enduring symbol of the turn of the 20th century in Denver. In the 1880s the lucky few who made millions in the mountains, railroads or trade moved to this prestigious neighborhood. After the silver market crash the Browns purchased the house and when Margaret was traveling she would rent it to wealthy families. While they were on a world trip it became the governor’s mansion and she continued renting it until the declining neighborhood and Great Depression forced her to turn it into a boarding house. It eventually became a home for girls until citizens saved the house from demolition through a grassroots effort, in 1970.

Shop: Downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods offer an abundance of retail experiences, making Denver the shopping capital of the Rocky Mountain West. In a single afternoon it’s imperative to visit one of the best bookstores in the country, Tattered Cover. With three locations, it’s impossible to miss.

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The Monaco lobby

Relax: At the Aveda salon you get more than a menu of treatments. It’s here your technician will read your personality and your tarot cards. For an afternoon of pampering and entertainment, it’s a must.

Stay: The Kimpton hotel chain always gets a thumbs-up, and the stylish Monaco in Denver is no exception. The friendly staff makes up for tiny rooms; and even if they are cozy, it’s more of an incentive to hang-out in the plush lobby and enjoy happy hour.

“Forty Before 40” is a travel blog series about visiting 40 of the United States before turning the age of 40, in 2018. Additional information can be found here.

 

 

RARE EXHIBITION OF THREE GENERATIONS OF BURCHFIELD PAINTERS

23 May
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“Spring Blossoms” a watercolor by Martha Burchfield Richter.

This year not only marks the 50th Anniversary of the Kenan Center in Lockport, but the 51st anniversary of a landmark in the history of the Kenan House Gallery. It was on April 30, 1966, that the fledgling gallery opened with an exhibit of works by American watercolorist, Charles E. Burchfield from the collection of Charles Rand Penney. It would prove to be one of the last exhibitions Burchfield attended in person prior to his passing in January, 1967.

The exhibit titled, THREE GENERATIONS OF BURCHIFLEDS: WORKS FROM THE SCHOENE COLLECTION, opened April 30.

The exhibit brings together for the first time the works of Charles Burchfield, both of his daughters Catherine Burchfield Parker and Martha Burchfield Richter, and his grand-daughter, Peggy Richter Haug. The exhibit is guest curated by Gerald Mead.

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Left to right: Peggy Richter Haug, curator Gerald Mead, collector Louise Shoene, and Kenan Center Executive Director Susan Przybyl, at the exhibit opening.

Susan Przybyl, Executive Director of the Kenan Center, who has been working with collector Louise Simon Schoene and Mead to present the exhibit for the past year, concurs that the timing of exhibit is particularly meaningful. “Not only did the first exhibit held at the Kenan Center feature works Charles Burchfield, but the date it opened — April 30th — is William R. Kenan, Jr.’s birthday. This year, by some remarkable twist of fate, THREE GENERATIONS OF BURCHFIELDS will open on the same date.” While the exhibit, itself, will be a tremendous draw for art lovers and aficionados of Burchfield’s work. Przybyl hopes visitors will take time to discover the uniqueness of the Kenan Center. “Visitors are constantly awed by the spectacular, 19th century architecture of Mr. Kenan’s residence and the expansive grounds,” says Przybyl. “We want people to see for themselves what has made the Kenan Center a cultural treasure in eastern Niagara County for five decades.”

Collector Louise Simon Schoene comes from a background of business and civic activity as what she calls a “citizen diplomat.” She previously held the role of director and New York State Coordinator of Sister Cities International and currently serves as Vice President of American Women for International Understanding. She has devoted more than two decades to acquiring the Burchfield works in her collection, with a particular desire to bring Martha Burchfield Richter to greater national attention. Says Schoene: “This exhibition is personally meaningful to me because it is the culmination of almost twenty years of focused commitment – from my first Burchfield purchase and working to turn the idea of the Charles E. Burchfield Nature and Art Center in West Seneca into a reality, to my current service as a member of the Advisory Council of the Burchfield Penney Art Center.” An interesting side note is that Schoene loaned seven of Martha Burchfield Richter’s paintings to the producers of Marshall, the bio-pic about Thurgood Marshall which filmed here in Buffalo in the summer of 2016.

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“Cabin in the Woods” a watercolor by Martha Burchfield Richter.

Guest curator, Gerald Mead, adds: “Renowned watercolorist Charles Burchfield and his artistic descendants quite possibly could be referred to as Western New York’s ‘first family’ of artists. It is highly appropriate therefore that this collection of their works, passionately acquired by collector Louise Schoene over many years, be presented at the Kenan Center in its year of celebration. This exhibition, which consists of works spanning nearly a century, provides a rare opportunity to see the work of Charles Burchfield in concert with his daughters Martha and Catherine and grand-daughter Peggy. It is also noteworthy that this exhibition includes the largest number of works by Martha Burchfield Richter on public view in decades.”

In addition to the exhibit, a special Tea & Tour will take place on May 21 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. giving visitors a chance to learn more about the works and the artists. The event will include light luncheon fare, tea, and dessert followed by a conversation with Schoene and Mead. The cost is $25 per person and advance reservations are required by calling 716-433-2617.

The exhibit continues through June 16 in the Kenan House Gallery, 433 Locust St, Lockport. Gallery hours are M-F, noon – 5 p.m.; Sundays, 2 – 5 p.m. The Gallery will also be open Saturdays, May 6 and June 10 from 2 -5 p.m., and during 100 American Craftsmen, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. June 3, and noon – 5 p.m. June 4. The Gallery will be closed May 7 and 21, and 27 – 29 for Memorial Day Weekend.

The 2017 gallery exhibition sponsors are the Grigg Lewis Foundation, Kenan Arts Council, Kenan Quilters’ Guild, M&T Bank, and the William R. Kenan, Jr., Charitable Trust.

For information, go to kenancenter.org.

Buffalo’s March For Science A Win For the Planet

30 Apr

Processed with VSCO with tk presetIn what might have been the biggest Earth Day in world history, Buffalo’s March For Science, was a smashing success as thousands of people spent their afternoons united for an important cause. The march was one-of-600 satellite marches being held around the world on April 22nd. 1,500-2,000 people gathered at Soldier Square, in the city of Buffalo, to urge government officials to listen to the science on Climate Change and take action.

A mix of ethnicities and ages filled the crowd, one message was clear; the time to act to protect our planet is now. Protesters marched half a mile to a rally in Hoyt Lake; they carried a multitude of signs ranging from climate change, to improving science in schools, as well as, the importance of science in understanding mental health.

It concluded by a small speaking series from several scientist, environmentalists and even religious figures from around the area each one stressing the vital importance of science and staying informed of the facts. Local environmental organizations set up informational tents to inform citizens on ways they can contribute and suggest ways they can continue to push the message.

Earth Day, which marks the birth of the modern environmental movement, has been around since 1970. While small at first, it has grown to over 184 countries. Additionally, there were many environmental activities being held around Western New York including area clean ups around neighborhoods, community gardens, as well as several tree planting events. Buffalo should be proud of the strong turnout and continue the fight for a healthier planet. Society can only begin to make changes by insisting of them in our own backyard. Buffalo, keep up the good work and keep fighting for that change!

Dimitri Malliaris is the public relations intern for Full Plate Publicity. He is currently completing his bachelor’s degree at Buffalo State University in public communications with a minor degree in environmental science. He is in his final semester of college, and is currently the vice-president of PRSSA- Buffalo State Chapter.

Prior to getting his degree, Dimitri was co-general manager of Nektar and Ambrosia Restaurant in Buffalo, NY. He has spent his life in the hospitality industry. Following graduation, he hopes to work for the environment or renewable energy field doing public relations.

Women and Wine

31 Mar

17098443_1148417588613475_3052059758283408492_nMarch is the month dedicated to showcasing and honoring women for their accomplishments in changing our culture and revolutionizing the world. While times have changed and ceilings continue to fall, women still struggle to earn the respect of their male counterparts, especially in certain fields.

One industry that is remarkably absent in this discussion is the wine industry. This group of growers and vintners has been demographically male-dominated throughout history, but in Western New York local wineries are breaking the mold for women.

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Shane Gustafson at Gust of Sun Winery (Gust of Sun Winery/Facebook)

Shane Gustafson is the owner and co-wine maker with her husband of Gust of Sun Winery in Ransomville, NY, which won Silver Medal in the 2015 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.

Down the road, Mindy Vizcarra is now overseeing the winemaking operations, which is being done by several male co-workers, at Vizcarra Vineyards at Becker Farms. They also took home a Silver Medal in the 2015 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.A fifth-generation farm, Vizcarra is carrying on the family tradition but a leading female in the local industry and growing the business into an agri-tourism attraction.

South of them, Salamanca Estate Winery has both male and female winemakers who share equal responsibility in the winemaking responsibilities.

While not a traditional wine maker, Kristin Gregory is also breaking barriers as the chief-cider maker at BlackBird Cider Works. They have won several local awards including 2016 Silver Medal in the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition.

As we conclude women’s appreciation month, we must be proud of the continued work being done in our own backyard. Western New York continues to push forth in setting new precedents in many industries. While we spent the past month appreciating women it is imperative to continuing shining a light on the accomplishments being made around our community.

 

Dimitri Malliaris is the public relations intern for Full Plate Publicity. He is currently completing his bachelor’s degree at Buffalo State University in public communications with a minor degree in environmental science. He is in his final semester of college, and is currently the vice-president of PRSSA- Buffalo State Chapter.

Prior to getting his degree, Dimitri was co-general manager of Nektar and Ambrosia Restaurant in Buffalo, NY. He has spent his life in the hospitality industry. Following graduation, he hopes to work for the environment or renewable energy field doing public relations.

Gypsy Getaway Wagons: A Unique Take on the Tiny Home Movement

11 Mar

GYGW-Pink_LogoWhen Jeff Deming left New York to settle out West, he wanted to find a quiet place to think and reconnect with his soul. Deming’s dream of bettering the world, as well as making a living that he could share with his two young kids led him to the creation of Gypsy Getaway Wagons.

Gypsy Getaway Wagons is a modern, minimalist, alternative living options that allows customers to escape the noise of today’s society in an uniquely designed, work of art that posses the comforts of luxury living with the ability to escaping off the grid.

Everyone needs it whether they know it or not. Life decisions, romantic getaways, meaningful family vacations…we all need to live like a gypsy to reconnect occasionally.” – Gypsy Getaway Wagons Owner Jeff Deming

With the growing popularity of tiny homes in our culture, Deming’s big idea mixed with his years of experience running boutique hotels, guest ranches and other various hospitality services allowed his dream the ability to grow. He teamed up with a local artesian to custom built unique Gypsy Wagons for costumers, as well as build several used for rental purposes.

While tiny homes can potentially be challenging to maneuver place to place, Gypsy Wagons are built on trailer beds that allow you to hitch to your vehicle and get away on a whim! Deming’s custom built wood interior mixed with the easy mobility of the wagons makes for a unique vacationing experience!

Gypsy Getaway Wagon’s is a family matter; Jeff credits his 11-year old and 13- year old children as lead designer and creative director of all Gypsy’s unique designs.

KENAN CENTER LAUNCHES 50TH CELEBRATION

20 Feb

In 2017, the Kenan Center celebrates 50 years of enriching lives in the community through cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities for all ages.

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Sen. Ortt and Mayor McCaffrey were among the dignitaries in attendance.

“Looking back with pride, looking ahead with promise,” officially began this month with the reading of official proclamations from Senator Robert Ortt (R, C, I – North Tonawanda) and Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey. There was also an awards ceremony, announcement of exhibitions and events throughout the year, unveiling of 50th Anniversary wines by Schulze Vineyards & Winery, and viewing of artworks from the forthcoming, historic exhibit opening in the Kenan Gallery on April 30, Three Generations of Burchfields: Works from the Schoene Collection. Samples of the 50th anniversary fine art calendar will also be available, with local artists on hand. Leading the planning committee that is preparing an extensive schedule of special 50th Anniversary events are Kenan Center board officers Chris Marra and Selena Truax Morello.

 

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Essay award winners.

“Over the past fifty years, the Kenan Center has grown in so many ways beyond the concept of a community center that was first presented to William Rand Kenan,” said Kenan Center Executive Director, Susan Przybyl. “The buildings and grounds have undergone continual updating and improvement; programs and events have evolved as the community has changed, and our recognition as a significant regional tourism and cultural site is astounding when you look back at our humble beginnings. We are indebted to the countless volunteers who, over the years, have served on the board, guiding the Center to financial and organizational stability; to those who taught classes, hung art exhibits, maintained the gardens, donated their time to events, sat on committees, and literally kept the doors open through their unwavering financial support. They are the backbone of the Kenan Center. We are also fortunate to have had the support of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust from the onset, and most especially Thomas S. Kenan III, Mr. Kenan’s great-nephew, whose affection for Lockport has been a great gift to the community as well as the Kenan Center. Guiding us through the years has been Mr. Kenan’s stated wish that his property be used for the benefit of the community, with education being at the heart of his vision. We look back with pride at the five decades that the Kenan Center has fulfilled his intentions, and we look ahead with promise to what we will accomplish in the future.”

image2Located in a mid-19th century Victorian mansion that belonged to Mr. and Mrs. William Rand Kenan, Jr., the Kenan Center has become one of the premier cultural facilities in the Buffalo Niagara region. Located one-mile from the historic Erie Canal, the Kenan Center plays a significant role in local heritage tourism, offering annual popular programming that includes the prestigious 100 American Craftsmen show of fine, contemporary craft art, the Niagara Wine & Beer Tasting Festival, and year-round gallery exhibits featuring local and regional artists. The Center also serves as the starting point for the annual Lockport in Bloom garden walk while the Kenan Center Arena hosts major sporting competitions, antique shows, and community events throughout the year.

Several exhibitions and events will mark the year’s celebration:

Three Generations of Burchfields: Works from the Schoene Collection

Opening April 30, 2017

This rare exhibit will feature works by noted American watercolorist, Charles E. Burchfield, his daughters Catherine Burchfield Parker and Martha Burchfield Richter, and his grand-daughter, Peggy Richter Haug. Guest curator is Gerald Mead. The exhibit has special significance as the very first exhibit held in the House Gallery was of Charles Burchfield works from the collection of Charles Rand Penney on April 30, 1966, which was also Kenan’s birthday. In celebration of this special anniversary exhibit, a Tea & Tour will take place May 21 with an overview provided by Mead and collector Louise Simon Schoene.

Erie Canal ~ Spirit of Structure: Platinum/Palladium Images by Dennis Stierer and Tillman Crane

August 13 through October 1

This second major exhibit will feature images of the Erie Canal in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the canal that took place on July 4, 1917. A special afternoon luncheon/talk is scheduled for September 17.

The Kenan Speaker Series, hosted with the First Presbyterian Church of Lockport, will celebrate its fourth year of presenting distinguished speakers on topics related to religion and faith in 2017 with two notable speakers. The first program on February 11 will feature Jeremy Begbie, musician, scholar, author, and director of Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts at Duke Divinity School, North Carolina. On September 23, the Kenan Center and First Presbyterian will welcome Sister Joan Chittister, one of the most influential religious and social leaders of our time. Chittister is the author of more than 50 books, and is in high demand as an international advocate for peace, human rights, women’s issues, and church renewal. The major interfaith engagement will take place at the First Presbyterian Church and will honor the founding members of the Kenan Center.

Space enthusiasts, young and old, will especially enjoy our special speaker on October 28:

Air Force pilot Ron Franco who will talk on his experiences as a NASA Mission Simulation Specialist.

The most extensive event is planned for July 8 when the Center presents a campus-wide Community Day. Planned is a 5K race along with games, food, music and theater performances, and recreational activities in the arena, with much more to be added to the day of fun for the whole family.

Additionally exciting is a return of performances in the Taylor Theater. A new group called the Carriage House Players launched by two former Lockportians and veterans of Taylor Theater productions, Kathleen Rooney and Peg Merrill, along with the Kenan Center, will present both theatrical and musical performances including a new Jazz Series. The first concert takes place

February 25 and will be “A Tribute to Dexter Gordon” featuring Kelley Bucheger’s What Would Mingus Do? Quintet.

Wrapping up the 50th anniversary events will be a special Harvest Gala, October 14. More information will be announced.

In addition to the anniversary events, the Kenan Center has a full calendar of programming that will include the 47th Annual 100 American Craftsmen, June 2-4; the Biennial Quilt Show hosted by the Kenan Quilters’ Guild, November 3-5; the Kenan Arts Council Holiday Gift Show, November 17-19; the six-week KidQuest Summer Youth Program that includes special programs in theater, art, science, and recreation along with family—oriented performances and activities; additional gallery exhibits; art classes for children; Paints Uncorked for adults; a Montessori Preschool; and soccer and other team sports in the Kenan Arena.

For more information about the Kenan Center, including an updated calendar, visit kenancenter.org.

Louie’s Texas Red Hots Celebrates 50 Years

10 Jan

louies_greek_key-2Since opening its doors in 1967, Louie’s Texas Red Hots has proudly been serving its delicious Sahlen’s hot dogs, special sauce, Greek favorites and more. The name has become synonymous as one of Western New York’s landmark chain restaurants and they’ve recently partnered with Sahlen’s, another Buffalo original. This year, as the restaurant celebrates its 50th Anniversary, they will show gratitude to its customers with “Take it Back Tuesdays” until May.

The community that has helped Louie’s grow from one to seven locations is welcome to stop by any of its restaurants on the first Tuesday of every month until May, and if they purchase one hot dog they receive a second at a “retro” price.

“When I opened there were about 20 Texas Hot places and they all went family style. We stayed true to the Texas Hot to make it the leader of his business,” said Louie Galanes, owner, Louie’s Texas Red Hots. “We are extremely grateful to Western New Yorkers who have made Louie’s Texas Red Hots a culinary institution. Without them we wouldn’t be able to serve residents and visitors throughout Niagara and Erie Counties. ‘Take it Back Tuesdays’ is a way for us to show thanks as we think about the past 50 years.”

In addition to “Take it Back Tuesdays,” Louie’s is celebrating its 50th anniversary by being the official sponsor of the Buffalo Bandits, a new app; and promoting it’s “Skip the Dishes” amenity, an online delivery and pickup service.

Louie’s Texas Red Hots may be best known for their Sahlen’s hot dog grilled on a flat top, served on a steamed roll with mustard, silver onions and topped with Louie’s special, 100-percent beef, spicy meat sauce, but certain locations serve a variety of dishes 24/7. There is a full breakfast all day, in addition to made-to-order sandwiches such as Souvlaki Beef and Chicken along with Gyro’s and homemade spanakopita. Try Louie’s Old Fashioned Milkshakes made with real ice cream, milk and syrup, which has been popular for 50 years.

Louie’s Texas Red Hots originally opened May 2, 1967 on Bailey and Delevan Aves, and now has seven other locations. Its newest location is on Webster St. in North Tonawanda. They also have locations at Delaware and Hertel Ave., Bailey Ave. and Route 33, Elmwood Ave. near Forest, Harlem and Mineral Springs, Transit near Losson Rd., and Southwestern Blvd. and Abbott near New Era Field.

Public Relations Intern

5 Jan

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Full Plate Publicity, a small public relations firm handling busy clients, is looking for an intern interested in learning all aspects of the public relations field. The intern who fills this position should expect to learn the field from top to bottom, and will complete graduate from this program ready to enter any fast-paced public relations firm with excellent skills. It’s essential that applicants to this position have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor all forms of media
  • Schedule and coordinate speaking engagements, appearances, photo shoots, and other special events
  • Write press releases and other materials
  • Conduct follow up phone calls
  • Assist with mailings, print production
  • Create interview preparation materials
  • Compile contact lists
  • Search for press clippings
  • Create or update databases
  • Comfortable interviewing sources, especially on camera

Requirements

Students applying for this internship must have strong communication skills and should be majoring in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or Journalism. Applicants should also have strong writing skills, as well as a solid understanding of social media. Only interns proficient with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications, with phone and Internet connection should apply. An interest in the travel, hospitality, culinary and luxury lifestyle industries is necessary.

Majors

Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism

If interested, please submit a resume and three writing samples to Michelle Blackley Glynn via email to shellblackley@gmail.com.

This position is unpaid but available for course credit. A stipend may be available for events.